From:Karen Larison <larisonk@uoneuro.uoregon.edu>

The histonet serve is a wonderful service, and we get it for free.  I 
don't know who pays for it, maybe an NIH grant?  And we're asking 
those people who provide this wonderful free service to pay for 
larger servers so that we can indulge in conversations about flowery 
twats?  And we're asking them to pay an employee to edit out these 
conversations from the archives?  If we continue to abuse this 
wonderful free service in this manner, will it continue to be free? 
And do we deserve this free service when we thoughtlessly abuse it 
with this endless patter?

Sorry folks.  I'm a bit appalled by attitudes of the members of this 
list serve.  If this list serve is supported by federal grants, I'd 
prefer that my tax money go to educate kids in the ghettos than to 
support your need for pleasant conversations.

Karen in Oregon

>I used to believe myself to be a reasonably patient person but the
>number of messages that are off topic (and I realize that I am adding to
>it with this one) is getting beyond a joke.
>You may not have considered that some email systems have a limit to the
>number of messages that can be stored. Once it is full, any new messages
>are sent back to the original source and no more messages can be stored
>until the box is at least partially cleared. This can easily happen if
>we are away from the office for some days.
>The problem is not with the original off topic message but rather the
>large number of responses. I feel that responses to questions like "what
>can we call a lab" could be sent directly" to the individual who asked
>the original question. They could then collate these and provide all of
>us with one or two emails concerning the responses.
>I like the Histonet to include some off  topic items to lighten the
>workday but the MAIN purpose of the Histonet was, I thought,  to
>exchange histology information.

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