[R] Course and book announcements on r-help

John Kane jrkrideau at inbox.com
Fri Mar 13 15:16:19 CET 2015

I have the feeling that this was discussed 3-4 years ago and the overall opinion seems to be that if the course or book was relevant then it was acceptable on an occasional basis. No spamming-type or mass selling posts were.

John Kane
Kingston ON Canada

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
> Sent: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:26:04 +0100
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: [R] Course and book announcements on r-help
> Dear All,
> Just wondering: Is there any official policy on announcing R-related
> courses and books on r-help?
> I didn't find anything on this in the posting guide, but
> http://www.r-project.org/mail.html#instructions says that r-help is,
> among other things, for "announcements (not covered by 'R-announce' or
> 'R-packages', see above)". That sounds a bit like this would cover
> courses and books, but I am not sure. Obviously, R-announce is not meant
> for that, as it is "for major announcements about the development of R
> and the availability of new code" and is to be used "for announcements
> mainly by the R Core Development Team".
> I see the occasional course/book announcement, but it seems to me that
> there are a lot more courses and books out there compared to how many
> announcements there are related to them on this mailing list. So, I am
> wondering if such announcements are somewhat implicitly discouraged.
> Best,
> Wolfgang
> --
> Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Ph.D., Statistician
> Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
> School for Mental Health and Neuroscience
> Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
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