+1 for Sarah
My understanding of this listserv is that it's a place to learn. It's
not a good learning environment if we make it so people don't want to
ask questions for fear of being told they're stupid.
On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 8:37 AM, Sarah Shealy <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 07:51:02 +1200
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] separate list for jobs
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > On 05/07/2014 04:59 AM, Richard Sarvas wrote:
> > > Not to be a jerk about this, but why is the answer always "No"? There
> seem to be more posts on this list relating to job openings than there are
> relating to code discussions. Are job postings a part why this list was
> originally created? If so, I'll stop now.
> > The answer is always "no" because we are collectively using the the
> > possession of an email client with filtering capability and the personal
> > knowledge of how to use it as a Shibboleth for group membership. Those
> > who find it easier to complain than write a filter mark themselves as
> > members of the outgroup intruding on the ingroup.
> > cheers
> > stuart
> This is a pretty terrible reply. Besides being rude, you're creating an
> artificial divide between "us" and "them". No one is 'intruding' on anyone
> - it's a public forum for people who work in LIBRARIES (aka - places where
> inclusion is supposed to rule) without any filtering of participants, so
> technically anyone with an email address is part of the 'ingroup'. Just
> because you think you're one of the cool kids doesn't mean you should try
> to intimidate others with obscure words (seriously, shibboleth?) and
> patronizing tone.
> Unless you're trying to be sarcastic...in which case ignore this. But it
> doesn't come across that way.
> Also, asking why isn't complaining.
> And to answer the original question - job listings help more people than
> they annoy so they should be kept as-is.