[Bldg-sim] [Fwd: neighboor building]

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Jiten, Kevin, Oswaldo thank you.

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Betreff: [Bldg-sim] neighboor building
Von: ?mit Esiyok Datum: Fr, 25.01.2008, 11:27
An: bldg-sim at lists.onebuilding.org

Dear All,

anyone knows how can be a shading caused by neighboor building simulated
in e-Quest? Have you any experience?

?mit Esiyok

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It sounds like you got the answer you needed by private email, then you
thanked them publicly on this list. You are defeating one of the
primary purposes of this list.

Please people, when you are sharing your knowledge with people who ask
for your help, please REPLY TO THE ENTIRE MAILING LIST. Don't just
reply to them privately. That way everyone can benefit from your
experience and opinions. And , the questions don't have to be asked
over and over again.


Randy Wilkinson2's picture
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Randy - To me it seems that the issue is the way the reply headers are
set up on this list, it defaults to replying only to the person that
asked the question.

It's better now, at least it adds bldg-sim as a CC if you reply to all,
it didn't used to do that (if I remember correctly from years ago).

I agree with your frustration that there is a huge body of knowledge
being lost because of that however I don't want to be critical because
it's a free list and I know from my own experience that administering
these types of lists is time consuming so overall I am grateful to the
list owner and administrator.

Andrew Holden, MS, PE, CEM

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At the same time, we may e-mail someone off-list for an item where an
opinion or discussion is offered that isn't intended for the list on
purpose. In those cases, don't feel like you have to recap the whole
thing for everyone.

I agree that if you receive multiple off-list replies that successfully
resolve your issue, please post a summary, not necessarily naming names.


David S Eldridge's picture
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I would encourage everyone to think about a simple question
when they are decided who to reply to when responding to a
BLDG-SIM posting:

Could my response be useful to others?

If the answer is yes, and I believe it almost always should
be yes, please reply to the BLDG-SIM mailing list. That way
the effort you take to compose an answer can help even more
people. In addition, it keeps the conversation thread alive
and may prompt a response that adds to your own understanding.

Historically, I decided to not use the reply-to header being
the list address because of vacation messages. Many people
use them and since they are automatic, they can cause a
storm of messages. That happened once and we don't want to
see that again.


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