RE: [rp-ml] Please respond off list!

From: Ron Hollis, President and CEO, Quickparts <>
Date: Sat Jul 26 2008 - 16:18:59 EEST


These types of questions (DISCUSSIONS) are ideal for the discussion system within the Rapid Manufacturing Community (<>).

The community is designed to make it easy to post topics by anyone AND allow the member to CONTROL how they get content (email/no email, etc.).....

Also, the discussions are held in a repository that will make it reference information for the future.....this repeats redundant discussions and allows for active discussions to grow.

I realize there is a reluctance to "move our cheese" however, Communities are the 21st century version of mail lists of the 90's.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Robert D. Crangle
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:09 PM
To: 'Bob Olsen'; 'Hauser, Carl'; 'RP list'
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Please respond off list!

Also agreed.

Bob Crangle

From: [] On Behalf Of Bob Olsen
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 5:09 PM
To: Hauser, Carl; RP list
Subject: RE: [rp-ml] Please respond off list!

Agreed, a lot of this information is useful and interesting. Cheers, Bob

From: [] On Behalf Of Hauser, Carl
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 3:12 PM
To: RP list
Subject: [rp-ml] Please respond off list!
Dear RPML'ers,

We seem to be moving into a new phase where many rp-ml emails are asking for responses off list - surely this is missing the point of the mailing list. My view would be that the person replying should be the one to decide whether the content is appropriate for public or private viewing. Many emails, although not directly relevant to my work, are of general interest no matter how obscure some may be. It is often good to see what other people are doing / interested in by the questions they ask and the questions they reply to. Am I the only one thinking this way?

Please respond on list!



Dr Carl Hauser
Department of Engineering
The University of Liverpool
L69 7ZE
Office: 0151 794 5853
Mobile: 07816 837573
Received on Sat Jul 26 14:20:13 2008

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