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Tony Williams wrote:
 
 >I'd like to support David Desser's insightful comments on the whole BLADE
>RUNNER issue and suggest some significant additions to the Screen-L
>guidelines.
  >1. No major film should be discussed on this network unless the
 >participants show familiarity with the previous literature available on
 >the film and state (with reference to this material) how their interpretation
 >differs from others commonly available.
 
SCREEN-L is a forum for both students and teachers of film/TV.  As
such it is open to queries from subscribers with a variety of
backgrounds in film/TV study.  "Familiarity with the previous
literature" is not a requirement for posting a message.  Indeed, it is
expected that subscribers may use SCREEN-L in order to be guided to
pertinent articles, books, and films/TV programs.
 
   >2. The moderator should distinguish genuine enquiries and discussions
      >from those mailings by students who wish contributors to write their
      >papers for them.
 
Students should not expect SCREEN-L subscribers to do their work for them, to
substitute for some basic research in the nearest library.  However,
responsible inquiries from students stuck on a thorny research issue are
always welcome.
 
The moderating of SCREEN-L will always take a generous attitude toward
letting messages through.  If a message is on the borderline of
acceptibility, we will let it through--preferring to err on the side of
letting too much through instead of too little.
 
Thanks to one and all for their thoughts on SCREEN-L, and now back to
our regularly scheduled discussions...
 
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Jeremy Butler
SCREEN-L Moderator
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SCREENsite: http://www.sa.ua.edu/SCREENsite/
Telecommunication & Film/University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa
 
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