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July 1994, Week 4


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"Richard A. Peterson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Medical Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 21 Jul 1994 12:42:12 GMT
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As an additional point, use descriptive subjects and be
selective in what you take your time to read.  This is the only
way I can wade through the many newsgroups I subscribe to.
Good subject lines increase your chance of successful replies.
We regularly teach Internet classes at UVa and I make this point
during all classes.  I also stress the importance of not
getting obsessed with trying to read everything that's posted.
There's simply not enough time in the day.  I think with any
large newsgroup there's going to be a certain amount of
extraneous stuff that doesn't belong.  I realize that this
problem is agravated for users receiving this group via a
listserve mailing list and not Usenet, buts there's always the
option of using the delete key.
Rick Peterson                                           [log in to unmask]
Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia         (804) 924-0059 office
Charlottesville, VA  22908                              (804) 924-0379 fax