"OT" non-histology topics

From:Tim Webster <twebster@nmcinc.org>

Hi Anila, 

I think using "OT" to denote "Off thread" topics is a great idea. Think of
how many times we read the same "This is a serious site" kind of reply after
somebody posts something amusing.

My job is serious 50 hours a week, and if another tech leaves, I'm heading
into my bunker and not coming out!
I need a little grin every now and then. - I'm pretty sure that doesn't
preclude me from being a professional. Besides, as other people have said,
the "Delete Key" is a wonderful tool. - I use it a lot when I don't have
time to read about "mouse brain histology". Important to some? You betcha!
To me? Nah, I'm busy playing with people parts.

Lets add "OT", and avoid these conversations.

Have a nice day everybody,

Tim Webster
Northwestern Medical Center
Fairfield Street, VT
(802) 524-1070

-----Original Message-----
From: Anila Syed [mailto:syedab@totalise.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 4:41 AM
To: Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: Re: non-histology topics

Hi all,

Just a suggestion:

On some of the other mailing lists I belong to (gasp! there are ...*other*
mailing lists???!  :) They have a convention where they put [OT] in the
subject line for an off-topic thread, or it is inserted into a thread that
is rapidly threatening to escalate into an off-topic. Then, for ppl who
don't want to read or don't have time that day, it is easy to filter out
these posts into a separate folder to read in lighter moments, or even
delete them from the server so you don't have to suffer at all - or in some
cases pay to download irrelevant information.

I think it is pleasant to find out about ppls' weddings, babies etc, and
even have jokes and stuff, but if you are not in the mood or don't want to,
then you can sort them all and hit delete.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jill Songer <jtsonger@vt.edu>
To: Lorraine Gibbs <lgibbs@u.washington.edu>; <Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: non-histology topics

> You are not required to read those topics-use the delete button.
> At 09:11 AM 5/22/2001 -0700, Lorraine Gibbs wrote:
> >Hi to all-
> >
> >I absolutely agree with Jennifer Philopena's comments on non-histology
> >topics (twats, Fawlty Towers). These subjects do not belong on a
> >board for histology. It really undermines the credibility of Histonet.
> >Please find another discussion board for these subjects-lockerroom.net?
> >twat.org?
> >
> >Jen did not need to pre-apologize.
> >
> >Lorraine Gibbs
> **************************************************************************
> Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
> Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
> Virginia Tech
> Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital

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