Discussion List Archives

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

SA_Scat progress and challenges

  • Subject: SA_Scat progress and challenges
  • From: "John D. Barnes" <john.barnes@nist.gov>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Mar 98 13:15:30 -0500
Dear Colleagues;
     I have taken the unusual step of attaching the complete subscriber 
list for this list server and sending it to everyone. I do not feel that 
I am giving anything away by doing this because anyone who wants to can 
get the same list by using published instructions to query the list 
processing host computer. 
     I am distributing the list to everyone in the hope that you will 
check to see if those of your collaborators, friends, students, etc. who 
ought to be on the list are indeed on it.
     As you can see, the list has grown to over 300 subscribers. Many 
names are, however, conspicuous by their absence. There are events and 
activities on the horizon in which every small-angle scatterer will want 
to participate. These include significant international meetings, 
standards activities, and just plan educational chit chat. It would be 
nice to have everyone on board when these come up.
     The experience with the list server to date has been that it does 
these things quite well. A number of people whom I have encountered in my 
travels have thanked me for doing this. The number of people who have 
been moved to unsubscribe has been relatively small. The number of 
glitches with accidental posts has been modest and I am taking steps to 
reduce the more egregious cases when they crop up.
     The list processor software has, however, deleted a number of people 
because of problems with E-mail addresses. This happens when accounts 
lapse, when they move from one host to another, or when a server is off 
line for an extended time.
     With all of that as background I hereby ask each one of you to 
examine the list to see if your colleagues who ought to be subscribed are 
indeed subscribed. Please pass the suggestion that they visit SAS 
Worldwide at http://www.nist.gov/sas and that they consider subscribing 
along to those who might be receptive.
     I want to thank all of you for your support so far and I hope that 
you will continue to seek help and share your activities with others in 
the community. Your suggestions (and especially your offers of help) to 
improve the service will be, as always, highly welcome.

Best Wishes

Dr. John D. Barnes                       email: john.barnes@nist.gov
NIST Polymer Structure and Mechanics Grp Voice: 301-975-6786
Bldg 224, Rm A209                        FAX: 301-975-4977
NIST, Gaithersburg, MD 20899             URL: http://www.nist.gov/sas
                               or http://www.ctcms.nist.gov/~jdbarnes