[Histonet] Re: Reliable... Hi Bill (William DeSalvo),
Let's try this: A Newbie's Guide to Histonet
contact <@t> histocare.com
Wed Oct 3 02:55:48 CDT 2012
Hi, and thanks for the intervention! :)
This is the first bit of rational and non-confrontational communication relating to advertising I've received thus far and appreciate this very much Marvin. I'll respectfully honor the intention of histonet. Had I been approached with respect and asked nicely I would gladly oblige. You know what they say about catching more flies with honey...
Now back to our regularly scheduled histology programming.
On Oct 3, 2012, at 2:16 AM, Marvin Hanna <mhanna <@t> histosearch.com> wrote:
> Hi Histocare and any other relatively new people to Histonet,
> First, hello from Bill and I in beautiful Vancouver and NSH where many histologists are enjoying old friends and making new friends from around the world. Let's remember histology is still a pretty small field in the US with about 25,000 histologists working in about 7,000 labs, plus more and more working in research labs and companies. Over a career, you're likely to meet many of them if you come to enough NSHs. For those of us who have been on Histonet since the beginning (1996?), we would like to remind others of the facts of Histonet:
> The Histonet listserver is an email listserver for the histology profession that is managed by Dr. Margraf and Dr. Cope-Yokoyama and is run on computers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. University policies prohibit advertising, but do allow posting of jobs, probably so everybody can dream about being a histologist in some distant place. There are even some temp positions and jobs wanted emails posted every now and then.
> Histocare, your first posting was no problem and we enjoy seeing all the ways histologists use to market their talents. Three posts in one week is a little redundant. We got it the first time.
> Companies (Vendors) are permitted to post in response to problems of labs when they have something positive to contribute. Histonet currently has more than 4000 members from throughout the world, with many thousands more who keep up with it through the archives. The archives have over 30,000 visits a month from over 50 different countries.
> We all want to read questions and answers about problems in histology. Many of us remember before Histonet when labs had to actually solve their problems by themselves. Now over 30,000 times a month a histology problem is solved by one of the eloquent answers of contributors to Histonet.
> And Histocare, you can be anonymous on Histonet if you like, but you might want to search the archives for others opinions on it. It has been discussed previously. And when you have a website, you can’t be anonymous, because I was able to do a whois search and get your name and address. I would recommend using your name and credentials proudly.
> So, let’s get back to solving histology problems on Histonet and leave Dr. Margraf and Dr. Cope-Yokoyama alone. They have patients and stuff they’re working on. Just remember to treat others in your profession with respect on Histonet. You just might meet them one day at NSH. And remember to think twice (or three times) before hitting the send button with a negative message. Thousands of us really don’t want to hear it.
> Histonet welcomes all histology questions and a vast majority of the participants think if you don’t know the answer, it’s not a dumb question, so feel free to ask. Those that don’t think so will flame you mercilessly off list for posting, but I recommend you ignore them.
> A little research in the archives shows me that 94% of the time an email war breaks out on Histonet, testosterone is involved…
> Marvin Hanna
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