I could not agree more!!

Me too.

COMMON serves a critical role with in-depth training in the tools of our profession, but if we don't have very soon opportunity to practice what we learned, stuff falls out of our brain. M-L puts it back in when we need it.

Now that IBM has moved from distribution of printed manuals to a monster on-line directory of documentation, there is a dire need for an index to where is the documentation we need as new scenarios come up. M-L is such an index.

Then there's the archives.
I too am a one person shop. We have tech support where if we not use them, there are no fees, so the company comes to me first, with tech support called only if I cannot resolve it, and it considered an extremely critical need.

When some problem has happened to us for the first time, the odds are extremely high that same problem happened at another BPCS shop in historical past, and there's FAQ solution to be found in the discussion archives.

and quote me here too

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Crosby

Midrange-l is a godsend for a 1-person shop such as mine. There is no
other tech person in my company on which to bounce ideas or ask for help
when I'm stuck.

The best part is since it's an email mailing list, it's fast and
efficient. The web forums done by all those 'other guys' are a huge
time waster by comparison. I don't frequent them at all.

Anne Lucas wrote:
> To the midrange-l participants:
>
> Some of us would like to have an article written about midrange-l to
> be published in the COMMON daily newspaper (and on this forum) in
> Nashville. If you are interested in participating, would you send me
> 2-3 sentences on what you like best about this forum....why it is
> important to you. If it's OK to quote you, please say so in your
email.
> Send to alucas@xxxxxxxxxxxx



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