Luther wrote: >I would appreciate it if this list would >stick to subject... [trying to nip it in the bud ;-]. Luther (and all): While I know I haven't been real interactive with the forum lately (I was a LITTLE bit busy writing a few lines of Java code <grin>), I am back now. If you have a gripe with someone's behavior on the list, especially one that regards netiquette, please forward the offending post and your concern to me. I promise to address the situation as quickly as possible. Why do I say this? Because I want to avoid any level of personal animosity on the list. Let me take responsibliity for the content, that's my job as moderator. Be forewarned, I would much rather err on the side of too much posting than too little, and then privately email someone if they've gone a bit off topic. If, however, the issue begins to snowball, I'll then step in to end it publicly. Now, since the issue has already been brought to light in the public forum, I'll address it here as well. While I enjoy a bit of light banter as much as the next person, I have to agree with Luther that we need to stay on topic. Not that there's an overwhelming amount of traffic on this forum, but I have a feeling it's going to heat up considerably this year. With Y2K out of the way, more companies have more money for more development, and Java/400 is simply the hottest thing in the midrange platform. And so, let's try to keep to the specific issues of Java/400 and its implementation. While I agree it's no coincidence that Elvis and the 400 have the same birthday, I think this is pretty much off-topic for our little forum. On the other hand, in keeping with my personal opinion that we're not our brothers' keepers here on the list, I would ask that all subscribers refrain from publicly addressing their concerns (and thus generating even MORE traffic on the issue), unless of course that concern is with me as moderator, at which point you're certainly free to blast away with both barrels. That's what I'm here for <grin>. You can also send your concerns to David Gibbs, and have me deposed if he sees fit <smile>. Okay, on to the new millenium folks. This will be my last public post on netiquette unless I see something REALLY egregious. Until then, let's get ready to roll, because the year 2000 promises to be a watershed year for the AS/400, for Java, and for their partnership. Joe Pluta Moderator and Mad Scientist www.zappie.net www.java400.net +--- | This is the JAVA/400 Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to JAVA400-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to JAVA400-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to JAVA400-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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