yuwei at ylin.org
Tue Aug 18 06:12:12 PDT 2009
Ditto to what jeremy said.
Besides, if in doubt, you can always google (or yahoo or bing or ...).
Yuwei Lin | yuwei at ylin dot org
jeremy hunsinger wrote:
> I tend to think this is against the spirit of aoir as i've understood it
> to some extent. the idea should be more that... anyone with any
> credential or none can provide you answers that are as strong as any
> others. in short, my position is "I'd prefer the collegiality of shared
> knowledge over credentials any day". some of our best contributors in
> recent years have been undergraduate and graduate students and i'd like
> this to continue unhindered by the burden of being credentialed.
> so i'd say, no, people should not bother with credentials unless they
> personally feel that they need to 'represent' them for whatever
> reason. so we can have 'both', but there should be no feeling of
> compulsion or necessary association between credentials and expertise
> that people should assume.
> but that's just me....
> On Aug 18, 2009, at 8:56 AM, Dr. Rasha Abdulla wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been wanting to ask this of the list members for a while, but was
>> afraid it might be offensive to some. But I'm increasingly convinced that
>> it's important.
>> Could list members please list their full names and titles as a
>> signature to
>> their messages? It may not make much difference if you're asking a
>> but it certainly does when you're providing an answer or even making a
>> comment. I think it adds to the credibility of the message, and gives
>> list members a chance to assess such credibility.
>> Thank you. Take care.
>> Rasha A. Abdulla, Ph.D.
>> Assistant Professor
>> Journalism and Mass Communication
>> The American University in Cairo
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