[Histonet] A word of caution about posting private email responses

Johnson, Teri TJJ <@t> Stowers-Institute.org
Wed Apr 18 09:49:41 CDT 2007

Please Histonet users,

If someone replies to you in a private manner rather than on list
(public), do not forward this information to the list unless you have
the permission of the sender first. Many have reasons to keep the
response private, and probably specifically chose to answer directly
rather than through the list.

It is possible to copy/paste the information/text into an email in order
to generate further discussion and information, and that is one way all
could potentially benefit from the information while retaining the
sender's anonymity.

Personally speaking, I had an email response that I privately sent
subsequently become a public post and I know it angered someone on the
list. Additionally, others (JTT) have had difficulty when publicly
offering strong opinions against certain products. In this case, if I
were to email you privately and say "So-and-so's staining kit is crap
and they should be horsewhipped for offering it" and you forwarded this
to the list with commentary...I'm thinking that opens me up as a
potential target.

Please use discretion and think before you automatically turn a private
response public.

Carry on!

Teri Johnson, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Managing Director Histology Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

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