Civility (fwd)

ssinger at carleton.edu ssinger at carleton.edu
Thu Dec 21 13:21:55 EST 2000


Hi! Here's a message from Jon Monroe who has been having trouble getting his
messages through to plant-ed. I hope everyone will follow Jon's advice and
consider our original charter which certainly sets the tone for productive
conversations about plant biology education we have and continue to enjoy
through plant-ed.
All the best,
Susan Singer
> 
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> 
> Thanks David (Starrett), I agree completely.
> 
> Here is another slightly different angle on the issue.  I too have 
> been frustrated by the increasing number of messages cross-posted 
> from other groups.  The original authors are clearly not cognizant of 
> our charter so I urge them to read it and abide by it: 
> http://www.bio.net/charters/plant-ed.  I urge all of the rest of you 
> to refrain from responding publicly to messages that are not within 
> the guidelines of the charter.  Thank you.
> 
> Jon Monroe
> 
> p.s.  My messages to both plant-ed at net.nio.net and 
> plant-ed at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk have been bouncing.  When I learn something 
> I'll let you know what is up...
> 
> 
>>>Plant-edders,
>>>I am on a number of listserves.  One of the things I have enjoyed about
>>>the plant-ed group is the collegiality, professionalism and consideration
>>>that posters to this listserve have exhibited.  Aside from spammers, the
>>>serious participants on this group fit that description pretty well.
>>>Recently, some of the discussions have deteriorated into name calling,
>>>huffy attitudes and the like.  I may be the only one feeling this way,
>>>but I'd like to see a little more respect, etc. exhibited.  I don't like
>>>spam, but the solution to keep our group open and manageable has been to
>>>encourage the 'del key' solution.  Some on this group have shown
>>>irritation at a lengthy discussion of some topics.  All topics may not
>>>interest all participants in the group.  If it doesn't interest us, just
>>>delete and keep going.  No need to try stopping it, getting snappy, etc.
>>>Some of these discussions may be of no interest to some, but I have
>>>been interested in following discussions that others have tired of.  So
>>>how about it, can we keep this an enjoyable newsgroup to be part of, full
>>>of interesting and civil discussions?  And remember, a discussion you
>>>don't like can be taken care of with the good 'ol delete key.
>>>
>>>Thanx,
>>>
>>>
>>>Dave Starrett
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>   Jonathan D. Monroe          	    Associate Professor
>   Department of Biology, MSC 7801   office: 540-568-6649
>   James Madison University	      fax: 540-568-3333
>   Harrisonburg, VA 22807  	email: monroejd at jmu.edu
>      http://csm.jmu.edu/biology/monroejd/jmonroe.html
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>   Jonathan D. Monroe           	    Associate Professor
>   Department of Biology, MSC 7801   office: 540-568-6649
>   James Madison University	      fax: 540-568-3333
>   Harrisonburg, VA 22807   	email: monroejd at jmu.edu
>      http://csm.jmu.edu/biology/monroejd/jmonroe.html
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Susan R. Singer
Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning
Coordinator, Perlman Learning and Teaching Center
Department of Biology
Carleton College
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: 507-646-4391 or 507-646-4191
Fax:  507-646-5757
e-mail:  ssinger at carleton.edu



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