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Topic: Is there a story/ Re: +tradition offering winner (6 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: Treshell
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2) From: James Raven
Look into the archives for the story, stories, the original one and the ent=
ire one. Very interesting but been gone over an awful lot in the last two w=
eeks. 
Jim
Subject: Is there a story/ Re: +tradition offering winner
From: treshell
To: homeroast
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 14:02:21 -0700
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It was nice and also interesting to have you do this.  There are a lot of u=
s new to the list.  Could you or someone repeat the story of how this start=
ed?
treshell
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3) From: James Raven
Look into the archives for the story, stories, the original one and the ent=
ire one. Very interesting but been gone over an awful lot in the last two w=
eeks. 
Jim
Subject: Is there a story/ Re: +tradition offering winner
From: treshell
To: homeroast
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 14:02:21 -0700
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It was nice and also interesting to have you do this.  There are a lot of u=
s new to the list.  Could you or someone repeat the story of how this start=
ed?
treshell
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4) From: Rick Copple
James Raven wrote:
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Which, since the link doesn't appear directly at the bottom of the 
emails, here's the link:http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/private/homeroast/Of course, you also have to know your sign in. What we really need, 
however, is a FAQ that has this type of info on it, and a link to the 
FAQ at the bottom of each email. Just a suggestion.
-- 
Rick Copple

5) From: James Raven
thanks Rick, helpful information.
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6) From: Brett Mason
How the Tradition Started ... Jim Gundlach reported:
Dave Huddle offered a gasket for a vacuum brewer to someone who would pay
shipping.  I spoke up for it first then created the rules for the
traditionand announced them with an offer of a new top burr for a
Solis grinder.
Mike won that grinder burr.  It has been going on since with the
traditionthreads occasionally multiplying and some threads dying off.
I got the idea from research in Anthropology that showed systems of
institutionalized gift giving between roles that often have conflict.  For
example the first gift a new Hopi bride gives is a very generous one to the
mother of her new husband.  Since this list, like most other email lists,
often erupted into flame wars, I thought I would attempt to institute an
ongoing gift exchange ritual to try to produce a better climate.  A few
years later I assigned a content analysis research project to students in
two of my research methods courses.  Each student randomly selected fifty
messages before and fifty messages after the tradition from the list
archive.  They then classified their randomly selected messages as flame or
not flame and we tabulated the results in class.  I don't remember the exact
numbers but both sets of results were about the same and  the conclusion was
that the tradition reduced flaming to less than half the pre-traditionlevel.
I often thought the data are there for a Masters thesis level research
project but since I have retired, I doubt if anyone will ever collect and
analyze the data to inform us as much as possible on the effects of gift
giving on email list climate.
     pecan jim
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