On Sep 25, 2007, at 7:46 PM, dima wrote:
> This is the most annoying feature of this otherwise great list - that
> oftentimes (much more often for some reason than on other similar
> list members choose to reply off-list with good answers to perfectly
> legitimate and on-topic questions, providing info that would've been
> very useful for others but due to off-list replying is not shared with
> the list and is lost forever in the private mailboxes instead. As a
> newbie, I've often found myself in situations when I search the list
> archives for a specific topic only to find the exact same question
> asked, but with no archived replies. Very frustrating, especially
> knowing that most probably the poster of the question got his answers
OFF LIST Hi Dmitry,
I hope you can appreciate the irony of my replying to your question off list. Most won't post on the list because they are afraid they might answer incorrectly or worse, they might get criticized for their opinion. Unfortunately I don't think there is a cure for male insecurity.
Also the three posts per day limit has a very negative effect on lively discourse. You can't have a forum if the ability to respond is so severely limited. As consequence, many members prefer to respond to questions off list.