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Date:         Tue, 7 Dec 2010 19:52:37 -0500
Reply-To:     Arthur Tabachneck <art297@ROGERS.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Arthur Tabachneck <art297@ROGERS.COM>
Subject:      Re: A comment about SAS-L post traffic

Agreed, but the frequency of those posts is minimal.

Art -------- On Wed, 8 Dec 2010 08:48:19 +0800, Murphy Choy <goladin@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>Hi Art, > >For the programming sections like base SAS and SAS procs, the main >topics are similar to the ones we usually get. > >For items like data integration, I am not so sure about that. > >On 08/12/2010 8:39 AM, Arthur Tabachneck wrote: >> Murphy, >> >> It you look at the breakdown of posts on the SAS Forums you'll quickly see >> that most post and views are for the same topics that are discussed on SAS- >> L. >> >> Art >> ------ >> On Wed, 8 Dec 2010 08:27:28 +0800, Murphy Choy<goladin@GMAIL.COM> wrote: >> >>> Hi Art, >>> >>> I noted that a lot of new SAS users are redirected to the SAS dicussion >>> forum on SAS support. >>> >>> At the same time, with the trend towards solution based SAS products, >>> our strong programming orientation might not appeal to this new group of >>> users. >>> >>> Just my random rants from a bed in Bali. >>> >>> On 08/12/2010 7:36 AM, Arthur Tabachneck wrote: >>>> Somebody, offline, asked me if traffic on SAS-L was down this year and, >> if >>>> so, why. >>>> >>>> My response: yes, it does appear to be down this year, unless you add in >>>> the comp.soft-sys.sas posts, since this is the first full year where we >>>> aren't mirroring each other. >>>> >>>> And, since our competition this year also includes the sas forums, I >> think >>>> that our level of postings has been far more than adequate. >>>> >>>> I mention this because somebody on the SAS forum was only able to obtain >>>> their answer because of Joe's response when I cross posted their request. >>>> >>>> In short, to everyone on SAS-L, keep up the good work! >>>> >>>> Whether the combination of SAS-L, comp.soft-sys.sas, sas forums, other >> sas- >>>> related posting sites and sascommunity.org is a good thing, I'll leave >> for >>>> the rest of you to discuss. >>>> >>>> Art >>> >>> -- >>> Regards, >>> Murphy Choy >>> >>> Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS V9 >>> Certified Basic Programmer for SAS V9 >>> DataShaping Certified SAS Professional > > >-- >Regards, >Murphy Choy > >Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS V9 >Certified Basic Programmer for SAS V9 >DataShaping Certified SAS Professional


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