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Re: About This List
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0207.  Thursday, 14 March 1996.

(1)     From:   Michael Saenger <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Mar 1996 18:31:00 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   About This List

(2)     From:   Harvey Wheeler <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Mar 96 22:38:19 UT
        Subj:   RE: SHK 7.0199  Re: About This List


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From:           Michael Saenger <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Mar 1996 18:31:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        About This List

Ever since I first mentioned the idea of an edited list I have gotten requests,
public and private, simply to start one.  I do not want to undermine SHAKSPER,
which I value very highly, nor Hardy, who is doing a fantastic job.  But it is
obvious that I am not the only one who wants a higher level of dialogue, even
among those still on the list.  So, let's do it.  If you want to join this
list, please send me a private message, along with any ideas or advice you have
on how you think this should be done.  In particular, I need input from those
with internet expertise on how to arrange this.  I have no particular passion
to run this list, so I am also entirely open to people who would like to do so.

Basically, these are the rules:

Any one can subscribe

Submissions will be screened

The following will be welcome:

        Naive questions
        Informed discussion
        Diverse points of view

The following will be screened out:

        Cyberspace farts from people who are "shooting from the
                hip": e.g. "I think Hamlet says something about that in
                the middle of the play."

        Excessive discussion on any one topic

        Questions that are obviously from undergrads fishing for ideas
                (also called plagiarism)

        Excessive contributions from any one member of the list

        Questions that should simply be asked to a librarian


Yours,
Michael Saenger

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From:           Harvey Wheeler <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Mar 96 22:38:19 UT
Subject: 7.0199  Re: About This List
Comment:        RE: SHK 7.0199  Re: About This List

This conference is superbly run and all I need do if the thread gets dull is
delete.

But also, I would like to be able to evesdrop on the discussions of the top
scholars.  So, how about a set of members entitled to post read-only
contributions.  Would this give us the best of both worlds?  The exclusivity
doesn't bother me.  If it did, I would apply to join them, submitting a
contribution designed to earn their vote to admit me.  It is a kind of gloss on
academic refereeing.

One could still E-Mail them privately.
 

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