> Just a small observation.
> My doubt is, wouldnt it be better if even in SAS group replies are
> posted to group as it would be forever in the public domain for
> everybody's edification. Also (though a minor point) if i need to see
> a list of solutions to my question is much easier to search in google
> groups which has a thread structure for a particular topic, while in
> mail one has to click on each mail individually (I dont use Gmail much
> but I think it probably has something very close to thread feature of
> google groups)
Theory: Many private senders msy have posted the same information publicly
many times. Since you seem like a nice fellow, who perhaps haven't searched
hard enough, you get the honor of a private mail cutting to the chase.
Others might search better for the same info or simply twiddle their
collective thumbs in darkness.
By all means, repost with permission, if you feel the greater good will be
served by the information you have received. Or post your selfmade solution
based on the private information you received.
My preference is too always respond to the group. If the questioner is too
lazy too look up the answer later, so be it. If the questioner is someone I
know who seems under stress, they might get a cc:. Some other preferences
might be to always post _and_ cc.
Richard A. DeVenezia