[R-meta] Posting to this list

Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP) wo||g@ng@v|echtb@uer @end|ng |rom m@@@tr|chtun|ver@|ty@n|
Wed Mar 30 09:06:05 CEST 2022

Dear Gerta,

Without going into the details, an individual has been posting here and elsewhere under various pseudonyms. I spend a lot of time answering questions and providing free support here and in various other places and I would like to know who I am conversing with and not be communicating with potentially fake identities, especially if the post is addressed to me directly (which isn't how a mailing list should be used in the first place).

Regardless, I regret where this conversation has gone, because this has nothing to do with meta-analysis and R and subscribers to this list are presumably not here for such drama.

So, this will be my last post on this topic. However, because I feel like my goodwill to provide help has somehow been abused by the behavior of this individual, I am unlikely to respond to any future posts from non-verifiable identities. I will also take a break from answering posts here in general for a while.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dr. Gerta Rücker [mailto:ruecker using imbi.uni-freiburg.de]
>Sent: Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 23:46
>To: Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP)
>Cc: R meta
>Subject: Re: [R-meta] Posting to this list
>Dear Wolfgang,
>Thank you for your quick response and clarifying this. My post was
>caused by your question to Stefanou. I would have thought that if
>someone explains their status being a second year's student, we simply
>believe him (or her) instead of asking "Is there any way this can be
>Am 29.03.2022 um 23:36 schrieb Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP):
>> Dear Gerta,
>> I don't think I am bashing anybody and I am sorry if it came across this way.
>> Anybody is free to post here. It's just nice to know who I am conversing with,
>> especially if a post is addressing me directly.
>> Best,
>> Wolfgang
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Dr. Gerta Rücker [mailto:ruecker using imbi.uni-freiburg.de]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 23:21
>>> To: Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP); Stefanou Revesz
>>> Cc: R meta
>>> Subject: Re: [R-meta] Posting to this list
>>> Dear Wolfgang,
>>> I read your recent post on these more general rules for the list and I
>>> agree with most of them. However, I have a problem with this bashing of
>>> people who do not have an official address. I worked for full 12 years
>>> as a German Hausfrau from home. I was nowhere affiliated, but
>>> nevertheless published as a researcher, together with my husband and his
>>> colleagues. At that time I even didn't have an e-mail address. Now I am
>>> retired, and when my contract as a guest scientist will end, I will lose
>>> my e-mail address and my affiliation and, if these are the rules, will
>>> not be allowed to post on this list. Please be aware that there are
>>> people who retire, or get unemployed, but still do research.
>>> In short, why does it matter where we are affiliated?
>>> Best,
>>> Gerta
>>> Am 29.03.2022 um 22:54 schrieb Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP):
>>>> Is there any way this can be verified? Easiest would be to use your UCL
>>>> account to post.
>>>> Best,
>>>> Wolfgang
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Stefanou Revesz [mailto:stefanourevesz using gmail.com]
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 22:27
>>>>> To: Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP)
>>>>> Cc: R meta
>>>>> Subject: Re: [R-meta] Exponentiating the fixed part of rma.mv output
>>>>> Hello Wolfgang,
>>>>> I'm a second second year master's student in psychology at the
>>>>> University College of London. I don't currently own a social media
>>>>> platform or personal website (I certainly should set up one for myself
>>>>> when I start to publish!). To be clear, are you asking that I should
>>>>> add this information to my signature at the bottom of my gmail in my
>>>>> future posts, correct?
>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>> Stefanou
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 3:05 PM Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (SP)
>>>>> <wolfgang.viechtbauer using maastrichtuniversity.nl> wrote:
>>>>>> Dear Stefanou,
>>>>>> When posting to the mailing list, please provide some information about
>>>>>> any institutional/organizational affiliation (such as a link to a
>>>>>> personal website, university profile page, or social media profile).
>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Wolfgang

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