[gis_info] Inappropriate email

ARABAS Edward P * EISPD ITIP edward.p.arabas at state.or.us
Wed May 16 07:57:55 PDT 2012

Hello list,

While I share Ian's concern that the listserve not become an advertising channel for who-knows-what, the "purpose" statement does not specifically preclude that usage. Perhaps we could underscore the "within the State of Oregon" phrase, but that would effectively cut-off announcements about activities in Washington that I find quite valuable. Here is the entire purpose statement:

"The purpose of this list is to provide a forum for discussion about GIS and spatial data related activities within the State of Oregon. Potential topics include notices of current GIS activities, requests about the availability of datasets, questions about technical problems with GIS systems or software, requests for advice from those who have gone before you, and so forth."

If we want to eliminate announcements about activities that are extra-regional, perhaps some explicit guidance about that should be included in the purpose description for the list. I have explicitly cc'd the list administrators on this email.

Please feel free to discuss. I think this is an important change that should not be undertaken based on one comment. I have made liberal use of the "delete" key in the past related to this issue...  :)

Ed Arabas, GISP
Senior Operations & Policy Analyst
State of Oregon Dept of Administrative Services
(503) 378-6111

Data Classification: Level 1 - Published

From: gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Reid, Ian - NRCS, Portland, OR
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:24 AM
To: gis_info at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [gis_info] Inappropriate email

I'm continually receiving emails from "gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us on behalf of Andrew Clark [aclark at com-geo.org]<mailto:gis_info-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us%20on%20behalf%20of%20Andrew%20Clark%20[aclark at com-geo.org]>" .  This is advertising as far as I am concerned and seems like an inappropriate use of the list.

What do you think?


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