[Air-L] Fw: Credentials

Rhiannon Bury rcbury at rogers.com
Tue Aug 18 09:21:10 PDT 2009

Oops, forgot the reply was reset to send to the poster, not the list. But that's another can of worms.....

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Rhiannon Bury <rcbury at rogers.com>
To: Gilbert B. Rodman <gbrodman at mindspring.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:19:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Air-L] Credentials

To follow up on what Gil is saying, I agree that a formal credential does not necessarily "match" the advice. Surely any one who belongs to this list is capable of assessing the value of the advice based on the content of the message. For example, on another list, someone was asking for media sources containing scenes of homophobic violence in a school setting. Half the responses gave examples of homophobic violence but unrelated to a school setting (which is fine too; could be useful for another purpose/to others on the list). I wouldn't be chasing down the latter because a scholar with international standing provided it. 

That said, it is nice to know something about the poster in terms of full name, affiliation etc. I don't use my institutional email addie for listservs so sometimes when I post here, I forget add my .sig file info. Also, some of us have been around here so long that we forget that we aren't just talking to the people we know. ;)


Rhiannon Bury
Assistant Professor, Women's Studies
Athabasca University
rbury at athabascau.ca

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