how to reference list discussions

R.W.Perrett at R.W.Perrett at
Wed Jul 31 21:30:13 UTC 1996

Madhav Deshpande writes: 

>Communications on Indology or a similar network are scholarly, 
>but casual, and not to be treated as anyone's "considered final opinions" 
>on a given topic.  Therefore, there is a great danger of citations from 
>e-mail messages leading to misrepresentation.  Minimally, I would suggest 
>that the author of a message needs to be explicitly asked for his/her 
>permission for a specific quote, and be given an opporunity to review 
>that quote.  
>        Madhav 

Absolutely!  Many of us, I feel, would hesitate to contribute as
spontaneously to list discussions if we knew our words were to be formally

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