WP-ORG Parents Survey 1999 -- What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...

Question:
What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on any of Dolf's parents lists)

Source: 20EyOSYqPC.000, 19990220.233244

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
i'm really confused on this payment deal....i have donated each time there was a fundraiser,( for 3 years) but now do not understand what I donated ,and when I donated, and" if" I have actually "joined and where my money actually went.. I am a computer novice, and doing good to even pull up this survey...I'm really trying to learn.


Source: 283gBOvDud.000, 19990221.052244

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Joined because it was a valuable information distribution tool. Particularly important in early days of a cadet's attendance at the academy.


Source: 16_4dTCpZg.000, 19990221.065456

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This is confusing. I joined the local WP Parents organization (paid dues). But, according to the written info I received, the WP Parent Net is free. So- I'm not sure about question #3.


Source: 203UiXFDs6.000, 19990221.072238

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I assume this refers to academyparents.org. I chose not to join that because I did not like the manner in which it was presented and the intimidation programmed into it's web site and messages threatening cutoff if your did not join.


Source: 28TRGYp9Dm.000, 19990221.080722

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It was always unclear to me where the money that was being asked for was going. There was no accounting for the large amount of money that was potentially being collected. When WP.Org needs money. they ask for it for a specific reason and when they have it, the drive is done with. We know what the money is for and where it is going.Academy Parents Net appears to be soliciting funds to pay the moderator and that is not the way WP.Org runs things.


Source: 1209L2FwH2.000, 19990221.182758

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It has been, overall, my best source of information as a plebe parent. I truly feel part of something special that non-academy parents would never understand. We would drive everyone else nuts if we could not get together like this.


Source: 281YFFcTh7.000, 19990221.094305

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I will stay as long as any particular subject is not gone over and over and over. Delete button or not, I don't have the time to read 2000 opinions or variations of same, on the same subject. I have found some topics "chewed" on far too long... especially when it is a topic about which our cadets should be taking responsibility for themseves! There have been many times when I have read a posting and wondered how embarassed the cadet would have been had he/she known that mom or dad had made the comments made...so publicly.


Source: 32I2wFo97e.000, 19990221.095614

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Have not chosen, just have not paid


Source: 302E84Ajk1.000, 19990221.100343

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
n/a


Source: 32wtldlFge.000, 19990221.100816

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
When I signed on to this list I was told that it would not involve any cost. Then I was asked to support equipment improvements, which I did. Now it seems that some sort of dues are required and no accounting of the money is given. Are we not paying people to run this list?


Source: 38fI19ECEE.000, 19990221.101616

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New, haven't been around long enough


Source: 39zuGGW9rj.000, 19990221.105311

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I most like the information and feedback from other parents who have experienced events. The net has provided tremendous support and information to us who have no military or West Point experience - especially plebe year. Gray-Net was especially helpful during a time our cadet was unsure about staying at West Point. I have also received advice for airline reservation times, where to stay in the West Point area and generally, what to expect! It has been a lifesaver and I can't imagine going through all this without access to this information.


Source: 44OxdEMxIF.000, 19990221.104722

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The ability to get input from the more exp. parents on questions I have about cadet matters


Source: 425q5jUkMI.000, 19990221.110028

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Good basic information, usually timely. FAQs are good and provide info, but not every major parental concern can be answered by a FAQ. Plebe-net has been really great, especially from June to November when we had sooo many factual enquiries.


Source: 46Ydpr32c_.000, 19990221.110341

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The Net has afforded me much wanted and needed information as my cadet has progressed thru WP.


Source: 48SoVDX4_k.000, 19990221.110811

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Hearing what other families with cadets are going through and hearing answers to questions. Also learning about what is going on at West Point.


Source: 49RMVhgRU0.000, 19990221.111848

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I enjoy a daily update on happenings at WP. I find the questions that are on other parents' minds are also of concern to me and anxiously await a response. I often know of things before my cadet. I at least have an idea of what questions to ask my cadet regarding events at WP. I especially appreciate the time involved in maintaining this forum. Thanks!


Source: 54RVPy5VEw.000, 19990221.113646

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The FAQ's on various topics which have/or may have interest to our cadet/or us.


Source: 52Ezlid5hJ.000, 19990221.114152

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information about events that are taking place
Ideas about things to do, places to eat, things to see around West Point.
Updates on new rules, privileges etc.
Descriptions of happenings at WP that most parents don't get a chance to see.
Pictures and weather etc. from Academy Photo


Source: 47OD3KYcTC.000, 19990221.115300

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The balance of discipline Dolf imposes on his lists while achieving effective sharing of information.


Source: 61EtWgQmiS.000, 19990221.120227

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We like its up to the minute distribution of important information regarding our cadets.
The net draws our attention to topics, events, situations that we might not know about.
It is possible to read what others say without having to respond.


Source: 63gRrnOBu_.000, 19990221.121151

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The plebe-net has been a tremendous source of support and information during the past eight months. Our son is not terribly communicative, so much of our information at least starts with the plebe-net.


Source: 67LpRS2kRI.000, 19990221.121740

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
have a better understanding of what my son will be going through and how we can help him


Source: 69aLRKBn5v.000, 19990221.123922

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
a feeling of closeness with my Cadet


Source: 72KBsHU7Dc.000, 19990221.130340

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The first two years.(94-96) Open discussions which have deteriorated since then.


Source: 70R_Pj0LEE.000, 19990221.130850

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information received such as schedules, events, written accounts of WP activity, procedures, getting acquainted with the military, things to make it easier for our cadet.


Source: 75ld_Dp1hv.000, 19990221.131912

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Source for info concerning our cadets.


Source: 75G8Goo5Iv.000, 19990221.132006

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Ready access to any/all questions
Current information provided
Interesting comments/policy discussions
Ticket posting sale/need


Source: 71bfTZy_Iy.000, 19990221.132258

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We are West Point Grad parents (Class of 1997), so we are beyond the needs of current West Point
parents. However, we do still like to stay abreast of current happenings at the Academy, so we enjoy
reading the wpp-net and wpp-grad posts. Have never been particularly bothered by so called "techno
litter", but can certainly appreciate Dolf's concerns in that matter and his continued hard work, long hours
and dedication to the integrity of the various list-servers! Our only regret is that we did not have access to
wpp-net early in our Cadet's tenure at West Point - didn't have internet access until late in his last year -
so we spent 3 1/2 years "in the dark" so to speak about so many activities, rules, policies, etc., etc. We literally had to "learn as we went along" and there were many many times that we didn't know something
"important" until it was too late - very upsetting and frustrating! WPP-NET certainly provided a tremendous amount of knowledge and valuable information to us, even though we only had it available for his last six months at the academy and we were most thankful for that small "blessing". It was especially
invaluable in planning for his graduation, and that was THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT OF ALL!!
In short, WPP-NET is without doubt, THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL available to West Point
parents and we hope that all members fully appreciate the unselfish efforts of ALL who have made it possible! We are all MOST FORTUNATE to have such an incredibly priceless source available to us, especially current and future West Point Parents! THANK YOU FROM 2 VERY GRATEFUL GRAD
PARENTS!!


Source: 79Q0uHUFcW.000, 19990221.135526

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Most helpful


Source: 82677nwqIS.000, 19990221.141946

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I am interested in hearing about anything that the plebes are experiencing. I forward some of the pertinent information on tax preparation, bus schedules, etc. to my plebe and this has proven to be a time saver for her. We are members of a parent club however most of the parents live 2 hours away and we feel isolated. It is good to be able to feel more connected by having the net available.


Source: 86tvshZlNV.000, 19990221.143944

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Source of information concerning West Point activities


Source: 87wa_Dj6pX.000, 19990221.145439

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I get alot of info to pass on to the plebe.


Source: 94YyhH0iWH.000, 19990221.153912

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
MOST of the supportive and informational comments. I detest the self-serving, opinionated and full-of-me submissions which seem to be more to seek attention than to gain knowledge/support.


Source: 96xIHdPPaz.000, 19990221.155535

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Getting my cadet related questions answered


Source: 10_KKbECyO.000, 19990221.163148

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
* The concise way in which he conveys the information, the remarks he makes when the info is not definite or if it is subject to change.
* His quick reponse to any question, and his patience in providing the same info if requested again.
* His steadfast position regarding the rules.


Source: 10ujkTSi55.000, 19990221.163210

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Open forum.


Source: 10aJauUct3.000, 19990221.163434

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Up to date info


Source: 100hlwa_Pr.000, 19990221.163604

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Accuracy of his information & researched material when needed.
Concise format & not a lot of idle chatter.
Enjoy the history of information (form of FAQs) and all that has gone before.


Source: 1008lMrX4l.000, 19990221.163722

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
any information pertaining to wp and our cadets.
i try to read all the news even the liter what doesn't interest me i delete and some info i save for furture reading or just to have. thanks to everyone involved.


Source: 10E8GRG2rJ.000, 19990221.164444

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
FAQ's, sports info, special announcements.

In question # 3 above - I don't know the answer. We do contribute to WPP-Net but not sure if it's just general contribution or for "Dolf's new paid subscription list".


Source: 10klrK9hXP.000, 19990221.164638

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I just love the contact with other WP parents. It helps me to understand what my cadet is going through and I have learned so many helpful bits of information through the net. It has truly made this whole experience much easier to go through.


Source: 10z8LWaD9L.000, 19990221.164658

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
quick and easy access to information


Source: 10R6hBejXW.000, 19990221.165015

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Current, acurate information.


Source: 10SCBHR1lA.000, 19990221.165032

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information that was available in the beginning. That stopped when ego got in the way. Too bad.


Source: 10K7GfsJJW.000, 19990221.165536

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It fills in the gaps my cadet leaves.


Source: 10OK6D4TRc.000, 19990221.165614

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It was good when the moderator was able to have control over all the technoliter.


Source: 10Ir0RfTZY.000, 19990221.165638

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The availability of FAQ's that do not include
rumors, but real facts about situations, activities, etc.


Source: 10NnvAn_Jq.000, 19990221.165826

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
the info...bus schedules...recogniton info...buckner info...sports schedules...ride info...needs of parents... the web pages for taps vigil and 2002 memories were awesome..congrats and kudos to whoever made them...


Source: 10B3Jwyoo1.000, 19990221.170216

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Very informative, very helpful especially during Beast and early in the academic year.

FAQs are excellent.

Prompt repsonses to serious problems.


Source: 10TStSyAia.000, 19990221.171759

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When we first got on the list, it was wonderful to feel we had a source of instant information and assistance. I never had a problem with receiving many messages; I simply learned to delete anything that I did not need or that was repetitive. I enjoyed reliving my cadet's plebe year by reading the "reinventing the wheel information." Changes and updates help me provide more accurate information to our parent club members.


Source: 11ol6463oe.000, 19990221.172012

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
questions that I wouldn't think/or know enough to ask. Has been very helpful especially before upcomming events such as plebe/parent weekend, spring break/CBT/CFT information. It helps me keep up with the WP calendar and future events.


Source: 11vXgDu256.000, 19990221.172548

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
INFORMATION REGARDING WEST POINT WHETHER IT IS COMMENTS, VIEWS, PAST EXPERIENCES, SUGGESTIONS,
OR OFFICIAL STATEMENTS FROM USMA


Source: 1175mGQxad.000, 19990221.173648

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
provides info that you may not be able to get anywhere


Source: 11apxUcn58.000, 19990221.174318

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The sense of support and assistance provided by WPP-Net is particularly helpful to those of us who live far away. It has made the four years our daughter has been at WP so much easier.


Source: 11YLFqqV2l.000, 19990221.174723

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Well, until I discovered this morning that I had been a deleted member, I liked the posting of information and schedules. Also some of the FAQ's.


Source: 11xKvHHO81.000, 19990221.175257

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
All of it!


Source: 11TSDlbWTh.000, 19990221.175431

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I am alway anxious for any WP news--nothing is boring to me or a waste pf time--I tressure every comment.


Source: 11kNdM9UW8.000, 19990221.175653

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Being apprised of what is going on at WP - problems with computers - bus schedules - weather problems affecting transportation - deaths - accidents, etc.


Source: 11i8aH8ACv.000, 19990221.180006

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the efficiency of Dolf's lists.
They are obviously not only for more advanced but also for users who understand the need for brevity.

I like the fact that WPP Net disseminates a lot of information without a lot of editoral comment.

It's quick to use as I need it... I'm not wading through a lot of unnecessary messages and chatter.


Source: 11xJ_zblQK.000, 19990221.180022

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like everything about it. I wouldn't change a thing. I don't object to trying to reduce techno litter, I don't object to charging a small fee to subscribe.


Source: 125_39grf_.000, 19990221.180423

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
wealth of information


Source: 49W6ZBx6cT.000, 19990221.181057

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
contact with other plebe-parents and members with experience that can benefit us with no experience; sports, news, and other postings.


Source: 12TRAJEomI.000, 19990221.181105

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I love the exchange of information and hearing about what the cadets and their parents are experiencing


Source: 12UofPkMm9.000, 19990221.181318

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Infomation that we get


Source: 12TiVPLlmv.000, 19990221.181342

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Being kept informed about things up at the Point and hearing from other parents about their concerns and interests.


Source: 12Pn_pnuX1.000, 19990221.182911

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information


Source: 12t_S2MXtw.000, 19990221.184120

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I feel like I can benefit from everyone's suggestions and questions. Sometimes there are questions I haven't even thought to ask yet. I think the requests for ride-shares are a waste, but I don't even read them. I just delete them without opening. Same for the ticket requests, but I don't mind. If I lived closer, I might be more interested in both requests.


Source: 12t029FkDp.000, 19990221.185250

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like to read and learn about what's going on in WP. A lot of info come through this net that I would never have learned about on my own.
It has been very helpful to a plebe mom and I thank everyone concerned,esp Dolf.


Source: 12QlSfN3zJ.000, 19990221.185355

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The availability of ready made answers to the FAQ's has been extremely helpful. Additionally, I've benefited from Dolf's willingness to share his expertise not necessarily published on the net. Plebe-net has been a wonderful source of information. And just being able to read other parents' concerns makes you feel connected. There are a lot of nice people out there.


Source: 12Ksj2ffME.000, 19990221.185827

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Nothing


Source: 12khBQK7Vr.000, 19990221.185853

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Being able to get information that otherwise would not be available.


Source: 12VD9x__D2.000, 19990221.190121

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Gathering knowledge and experience from parents of older cadets.


Source: 129lyErdXY.000, 19990221.190340

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
THe questions asked by others are usually ones I am interested in also.


Source: 13JV_lyK90.000, 19990221.190519

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
INFORMATION SHARING


Source: 13f6SEwNRc.000, 19990221.190910

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
If you have a question you can ask it.


Source: 13PIZ8wc_m.000, 19990221.190951

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The access to information about WP available on a timely basis. Also Dolf's willingness to find the answer to many questions about WP that are hard to discover out here in California


Source: 13D8VaBT4j.000, 19990221.192109

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Factual information.
Corrections of less-than-facts that slip through as rumors.
Dolf.
Schedules, dates, times.


Source: 13eg7pMM8P.000, 19990221.192228

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Being a plebe parent and not having any close contact with military ways, I am learning with every inquiry, every posting and it has provided a link to know what is going on- some of which my son doesn't even know


Source: 1381HtSNbj.000, 19990221.192521

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Knowing there are people out there who'll help in whatever way they can: info, support, rides, etc.

I also enjoy reading what others write to share---or deleting what I don't care to or have time to read.....

Great job Dolf-----but I AM happy we're going to have parents-forum for the interchange not deemed appropriate for the other lists


Source: 13TvgN6vj9.000, 19990221.193127

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
the ability to communicate and find out information. This is all new to us and we still have a lot to learn.


Source: 13gtxzRSdk.000, 19990221.194131

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
information received concerning cadets
sports net info
taking the time to answer questions if I can


Source: 13OAz0RizK.000, 19990221.194440

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information about USMA and activities


Source: 12AqqYbQrk.000, 19990221.195824

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Receiving info on events


Source: 13nxLZodcH.000, 19990221.195101

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Community spirit, FAQ, Up-to-date info


Source: 13_gpxmwGW.000, 19990221.195535

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
factual information. I appreciate the volumes of info he has created; deserves massive applause for the hours he has put into this.


Source: 139EtgFPnl.000, 19990221.200028

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information provided by more knowledgable parents.


Source: 14oal3pS6F.000, 19990221.201025

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I'm a 2002 parent so I found all the information very valuable. Just thirsty for WP information and love to read input from other parents. Bus schedules are valuable and sports info.


Source: 13Kwmxa89Y.000, 19990221.201426

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
They are quit through about most USMA questions.


Source: 14KYqzenk2.000, 19990221.202325

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information I receive.


Source: 149Womb9QK.000, 19990221.203139

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
the ability to interact with other parents. this really helped during beast.


Source: 14XXR4mJOp.000, 19990221.204434

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Not sure what lists he runs, but I know the info Dolf gives will be totally correct. Keep up the good work.


Source: 14lmQUA89G.000, 19990221.205559

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Just about everything, but especially Dolf's attention to questions asked & his directing us to the pertinent FAQs.


Source: 140SoQWxC3.000, 19990221.205824

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
BBall net-communication with other Bball parents
Being able to communicate with questions and concern.
Info


Source: 15Lo3RYQ0M.000, 19990221.221206

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Has gotten too dry-I am more interested in the daily life of the students, etc. i.e. I want to see if my son's problems are the norm, or do I have a reason to be concerned?


Source: 16XaW3Ea6k.000, 19990221.222502

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
As a yuk's parent I still not sure what I should be doing and how to do it. So I just paid the dues and followed the program.


Source: 16G4V18aJh.000, 19990221.222811

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
As new members not only has it already provided
important information and direction to resources but it has provided a very real sense of
"community". Living in Alaska this sense of
community gives us an important connection
to the West Point culture of which we are very
removed from. Thank you to all who contribute your time and effort to this dynamic community


Source: 16qhOdo_hd.000, 19990221.223103

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The ability to find out information regarding all that is going on at the academy and to share information and ideas with other parents.


Source: 16XU9tXWHx.000, 19990221.224939

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
we feel it is an excellant way to know what is going on at west point-even though our son graduated in 1998, west point has become a part of our lives. we also mentor new cadet families and find the information invaluable.


Source: 16q51ed0gm.000, 19990221.231635

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Constant communication with all other parents. Fulfills answers to most of our questions. Friendly conversation.


Source: 17AnD1V6jz.000, 19990221.233442

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We like the information about what goes on at West Point--what to expect, what to tell our Plebe about things coming up, the helpful suggestions from other parent, as well as the information that Dolf puts forth in his FAQ's.


Source: 18ykzjn7_9.000, 19990222.004242

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Reports from WP Admin.
Updates on breaks,holidays
News that our cadet doesn't hear about or send
Instant FAQ's that I don't know about
News from other parents


Source: 189Jgxf98c.000, 19990222.013059

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Being informed about West Point and being in the know of what's happening there. It is the most important and informative link I have to my son.


Source: 18uCLdbrNH.000, 19990222.015540

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The feeling of connection. We live 3000 miles away, in Oregon. Visits are severely limited. It is our only constant contact. It has kept us sane for 4 years.


Source: 21SE5HasJr.000, 19990222.062126

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information!


Source: 21HbdIwq1H.000, 19990222.063527

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Timely notifications of events and schedules regarding the USMA. Also, information exchanged with other parents.


Source: 211oUljZfD.000, 19990222.064919

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
gives some brief west point info


Source: 21Qttwpgp2.000, 19990222.065731

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information that is passed on.


Source: 223OT2jwCM.000, 19990222.070233

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Very good FAQ's - very informative


Source: 2179Iu_DGp.000, 19990222.072001

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like and agree with Dolf's modus operandi.


Source: 23RESZRlhB.000, 19990222.081051

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like to lurk and watch the answers to important questions that face plebe parents. It was extremely helpful during CBT and the first semester. Since Christmas our son seems to have adjusted nicely and most of our concerns have been met through our phone calls with him.


Source: 23D2lCOcTH.000, 19990222.081810

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The general information that we receive that our son doesn't take the time to tell us.

The information received (and will receive) about graduation this spring is/will be very helpful in planning our trip to WP.


Source: 23Tg9Z_gxH.000, 19990222.082001

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
factual information


Source: 23P69OeqPy.000, 19990222.083055

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Correct information, often coming straight from West Point. I like that it is NOT a discussion forum, just the facts, please.


Source: 23CoI_ImP_.000, 19990222.084400

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It provides good information


Source: 23C_cLiPmM.000, 19990222.085453

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Getting news about the POINT


Source: 24QPhG8Jte.000, 19990222.092022

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Having some feeling of connection with WP and other WP parents. Learning about things I wouldn't have heard about otherwise.


Source: 24zqmdp05F.000, 19990222.095748

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like to be able to learn from the experience of others who have "been there", and be able to ask questions as they may come up.


Source: 24B7Y0Ycgd.000, 19990222.101928

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
general information on wp and how things work

concerns of other parents

"being connected"


Source: 24oHuLcQ2t.000, 19990222.102804

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Ability to take the pulse of what is going on at WP. Having an idea of parents experiences and suggestions. Knowing I can get help on most anything dealing with WP. Timely notices of current and up-coming events.


Source: 25B9QPIK49.000, 19990222.103821

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Assistance finding lost articles at West Point. I was there for parent weekend and lost my gold bracelet. Upon arriving home we broadcast a message on Plebe-net and within 4 hours I knew where my bracelet was. That was on a Friday and I had it back by Monday. Without plebe-net I would never have gotten it back!


Source: 25rnEaw5tI.000, 19990222.104429

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The opportunity to get authentic information readily and quickly. I am new to these sites; I thought I would check them out because my son wants to enter USMA in June 2000. What a great tool for parents' peace of mind. It also seems to involve parents in the whole process a lot more than in my day (USMA73)-- perhaps a mixed blessing for the administration.


Source: 25xQNMPB9Y.000, 19990222.110819

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Posting of schdules and times dates etc,


Source: 25ISq_fEhT.000, 19990222.113403

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
What I have come to value most on these nets is the timely, clearly-written, authoritatively researched, factual information which I would have a hard time getting on my own. Because I am not in a position to judge the accuracy of some of the items posted by members I am happy to know that the information Dolf provides is the most accurate available.


Source: 26K55W6YXg.000, 19990222.115959

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The wealth of information on what is happening with our cadets, as well as events coming up. The information and support has been tremendous to us. And learning about the best ways to help our cadet, knowing that there is so much available has been great.


Source: 27WcK5mINL.000, 19990222.134214

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Invaluable in staying abreast of goings on at the academy as my cadet is too busy to fill us in appropriatley.


Source: 27Qv5P_Bne.000, 19990222.134611

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
In the beginning the plebe-net was what I lived for to get information about this unknown world. I spent hours getting information and opinions. I liked both. If it didn't pertain to me I hit delete button. If I could not figure out how to find info in FAQ I e-mailed Dolf directly and he was always patient and helpful.


Source: 28LT0bXfog.000, 19990222.135402

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf's quick answers to questions.


Source: 28DObH5p4D.000, 19990222.143149

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
All the information we receive, since we are half way across the country. I feel it keeps us in touch with our cadet.


Source: 35fCY4wjet.000, 19990222.160823

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Good source of reference


Source: 1469XjKmXF.000, 19990222.172419

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
learning from others experienced in the WP way


Source: 15bu1xlOZX.000, 19990222.175229

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I have REALLY appreciated having access to what was and is going on at West Point, and have learned a great deal about what my son was experiencing while he was there. Since we live far enough away it was difficult for us to visit him, hence the reassurance of knowing what was going on there day to day made it much easier. Also, this was a proper time to "stretch the unbilical cord" and the daily news and reassurance made it much easier to be "supportive" without interfering with the growth and maturation process. YES!!! It works!


Source: 20U809Koj4.000, 19990222.181710

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The useful information in a timely manner (ie the bus schedules for travel on holidays)


Source: 20K7sznu2k.000, 19990222.182231

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
informative


Source: 22AzsExDCd.000, 19990222.184015

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the quick, pertinent answers to questions regarding the WP procedures, schedules, events, etc. and it's easy access.


Source: 23OBkAPmKl.000, 19990222.184042

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The fact that it was policed and void of unimportant items. Only meanignful and productive comments were allowed.


Source: 241f7ls22v.000, 19990222.184833

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
information availability


Source: 26fCOusZGG.000, 19990222.185626

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The available information


Source: 40dlW89x_o.000, 19990222.202847

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The support and information that it provides---all of them on a daily basis


Source: 45kmvReRzO.000, 19990222.210542

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Listening to all the chatter, learning background on the academy, trying to reach out to help another cadet or parent, keeping in contact with what was once a very crucial part of my life


Source: 46aHyysOxL.000, 19990222.211232

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The interchange between parents regarding "everything" that goes on at the Point. I do want to let you know that as a grandmother on a limited fixed income, I was given a "courtsey " membership to WPP Net.


Source: 47PCARxyAT.000, 19990222.211939

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Exchange of information
Staying in touch with activities at USMA


Source: 60JDE4Qr07.000, 19990222.224628

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Info exchange and communications among WP parents.
Basically, the development of a sense of community.


Source: 27wP16v9L4.000, 19990223.060536

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information, about what is happening.


Source: 40qcdp4Avi.000, 19990223.064059

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I have found it a source of comfort just reading about West Point. We knew nothing about the military when our son went to WP. What we do know now in a large part is due to the posting on these lists. I have appreciated it greatly.


Source: 89k0sJduSU.000, 19990223.070529

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The WPP-Net provides us with a lot of information that goes on at West Point that we don't hear much about through our son. We both like that in that it keeps us up to date with things that are going on.


Source: 20BKS3JIay.000, 19990223.102017

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Any and All info. pertaining to W.P.


Source: 21hLUuA_A_.000, 19990223.120357

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Quick way to get answers to just about anything,
often know answers needed without having to bother
our Cadet. Parents helping Parents is what this
this is about. I really like being able to get
updated and changing information that helped us
out over this last Christmas, for example. We
were able to help stranded cadets find shelter
and get information to other families in our state
who are not on this service.


Source: 24yY6U_stV.000, 19990223.134134

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
up to date info - cadets don't always know all the details!


Source: 24bkOdUqjl.000, 19990223.141511

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
information resources are well organized, with the exception of the faqs


Source: 257dbz69vn.000, 19990223.150051

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Folks are there if we need them! Like a large, compassionate family.


Source: 25q9Mnc7tp.000, 19990223.150955

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Open exchange of info. Needs to not always be class specific. The new parents learn from the older ones.


Source: 26zmhJvj_0.000, 19990223.155549

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Being the parents of a 93 grad that did not have a parents net and with our 2001 cadet, we find that the parents net is a great help fot bringing help and information to all of us not only about our cadets, but the many great things that take place at WP. We hope that we may be able to help other parents or cadets as we are only 30 miles from the WP


Source: 27ZoAHh4iY.000, 19990223.163835

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The info that is put out about WP and cadet events


Source: 29qeHcrniE.000, 19990223.185725

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like to be able to ask questions and find out info quickly from parents or others connected to WP. In Iowa we parents are located far apart and the net is one way to keep in touch.


Source: 45RmvubBKV.000, 19990223.191222

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
run efficiently


Source: 72w_abcUCF.000, 19990223.195550

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The FAQs and other info provided by and for the parents of Cadets.


Source: 30_dZN9Hmg.000, 19990223.230647

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The commradarie amongst most of the members that we are all somehow connected and in this together. The support and guidance that most people share with everyone.


Source: 76sKVoeED_.000, 19990224.050220

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Have Not Used It For any Information. I have received all my information from the Plebe-net


Source: 1003YM6NT5.000, 19990224.081100

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Ilike being abl eto obtain accurate information aboiut what is going on at west Point and in the cadet's lives. Sometimes it is very hard to get that info out of our cadet.


Source: 12x70xlBQQ.000, 19990224.102428

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It is a wonderful way to get some much needed information.


Source: 17Fa48zvCI.000, 19990224.144159

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Having somewhere to go to get help or support. Also all the information that comes through the nets. Great information that I would not have had if it was not for these nets.


Source: 17tzaa8in3.000, 19990226.120124

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We like the info that enhances the descriptions our son sends us of what it happening to & for him at WP...The additional comments of so many others involved in the same processes as we are, fill in the black,pewter &gold of WP, yielding a full color description to our minds.


Source: 21yjKIvROM.000, 19990224.195547

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Info about happenings--Taps Vigils, bus schedules,
etc,





Source: 70T0r8eFYJ.000, 19990225.080803

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Schedule of Campus Events
WP Campus Status Changes
Supe's Official Addresses
Issues and Answers Status
Military Changes in Rules & Regs and how it
affects the Cadets


Source: 341nk5aBs_.000, 19990225.142201

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
it is my pipeline for information - I would not have survived plebe year without it


Source: 88LVoKK3hJ.000, 19990225.194034

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Access to other parents who have previous experiences in the West Point process


Source: 11AbVMmLTb.000, 19990225.215342

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The exchange of information by the parents.


Source: 18CV0itouE.000, 19990226.081736

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information presented is clear, informative, and accurate.


Source: 19Jq3G2_3n.000, 19990226.082328

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It is a vehicle for me/us to keep informed and feel part of the West Point family.


Source: 19VqeSX4JB.000, 19990226.082359

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Every suggestion, every question raised is something that all of us are wondering or maybe never knew about - it's comforting to have others who have been through it before provide the solutions!


Source: 19xjK_dxJ_.000, 19990226.083152

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Wisdom
Control


Source: 19a7x4YxAw.000, 19990226.083350

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Accuracy of reporting Academy information--without a doubt, you can trust what Dolf posts!


Source: 195Ev3DpF4.000, 19990226.083611

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Non-rumored reporting of the facts. All the support and comfort I have received in the the last year from having some information forum available. I am one of those who has never posted on any of the lists. I enjoy the information. As I said when I signed up, "I'm starved for information". Thanks


Source: 19XCTDEubI.000, 19990226.084414

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I think ALL of the listservs serve important functions to keep parents involved and informed. Dolf's style of moderating is necessary and appreciated, in my opinion. I appreciate all of his efforts and have no criticism of any of the lists he moderates.


Source: 19Bl80RWyC.000, 19990226.084600

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We really appreciate the experience and expertise
that Dolf brings to the net. He has personally helped us when we didn't know where else to turn.
The value of the information he provides to us on the West Point experience cannot have a price placed on it. We would feel lost without his perspective on the really important issues. While we understand the need for others to have a more open environment, we also appreciate the type of environment Dolf's work brings to us. DOLF, PLEASE STAY.


Source: 19fHdnsM8V.000, 19990226.084606

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information that is readily available. The ability to seek information and responses. The rules and reasonable enforcement, which are necessary not only from the technoliter perspective (not as important to me), but more importantly in keeping the net a POSITIVE experience for everyone. It keeps down personal attacks and negative comment on West Point policy, even when it is not understandable to the "reasonable and prudent man" (a joke)!


Source: 19mfi2fCgK.000, 19990226.084749

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
up to date info re our cadets and their activities at West Point


Source: 1991wVZ6WM.000, 19990226.085133

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The availability of useful information that can be obtained quickly in the form of FAQ's. Also, the feeling that I'm not alone in this and others have been there before and still others are in this with me now.


Source: 20g1ru7Fjt.000, 19990226.090629

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Its structure. The massive amount of babble it avoids was unclear to me until the past couple of weeks when the new net began. Unfortunately it seems people would rather inconvenience others with their questions than take a few moments to learn how to use the existing system. One where all of their questions have been addressed, sorted and put in an orderly, library-like structure.


Source: 20Y_MaWYLV.000, 19990226.085631

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I have appreciated tremendously all the nets and lists I am on. I can't imagine going through this whole experience without this help. Dolf has done a fantastic job and I have been very happy with all the incredible time and effort put in to give us this invaluable tool. Please know it is greatly appreciated!


Source: 19Htu0NGGY.000, 19990226.085653

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The specific information regarding WP activities, parents' info, cadet info as it relates to parents, etc. I enjoyed Dolf's net system because of its details given precisely and in brief. I especially liked the moderator's organization that eliminated the "social techno-litter". Though an important avenue of information, this social info belonged elsewhere (as recently done). I have not enjoyed the clutter the "social" parent forum has presented to me each time I turn my PC on.

I also liked the obvious fairness that the moderator, Dolf, used in determining appropriate info to share with parents. The info was helpful specifically to parents, not for cadets via their parents. We, as cadet parents, DO NOT help our cadets if we still choose to "hold their hands up to their elbows" while they are students at WP. I refer to infomation that the cadets have immediately through their own websites/nets and chain of command.

Overall, Dolf's organization is excellent.

(And, I am not sure of all the parent nets we participate in when we subscribed to WP-ORG/Academyparents.org, etc)


Source: 202fFYkxYO.000, 19990226.085659

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Factual information. the true scoop on what's happening at west point.


we have appreciated dolf's evenhanded management of inappropriate behavior on the part of some listmembers.


Source: 20jmYJwwWZ.000, 19990226.091213

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I really like being updated on the current happenings at the academy. I appreciate the help with the bus schedules for Christmas Break, Spring Break, etc. Things like the sports schedules will help us plan well into the future since we live a long distance away.
My son takes care of many of the things on his own that other parents tend to ask questions about so I have not had the need to ask about them. However, at times it is interesting to hear about some of those items.
I appreciate the time and effort that Dolf has invested on our behalf. Thanks for the good work.
I am somewhat in favor of the new forum as long as it still provides the basic information that we have received in the past.


Source: 22ADm_Ym6d.000, 19990226.091635

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the fact that he censors out unnecessary information. Someone has to control what is being sent.


Source: 210h9EAhvr.000, 19990226.092403

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Factual information without a lot of frivilous information. Some information needs to be redistributed annually and Dolf does a good job of doing that. This is the appropriate place for bus schedules, early dismissals, weather reports, policy changes. Plebe-Net is very good for those new parents who have questions even though there are the FAQ web pages. The addition of the parent forum should bring a balance to the system and meet the wants of all the different people with their different desires. Remember people, nothing stands still, the system will continue to change and grow, not always to everyone liking, but for the better we all hope. Keep up the good work on the Plebe-Net and WPP-Net Dolf! You deserve a AT-A-BOY!


Source: 23u9tyDfGg.000, 19990226.092424

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I appreciate the time Dolf and Judy have taken to make sure that correct information is given out concerning cadet activities.


Source: 23WXHDVKdJ.000, 19990226.092542

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It is helpful, concise, without all of the banter.


Source: 23vIk8OTBJ.000, 19990226.092547

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It fills in the gaps and makes me feel closer to what actually goes on at WP. Helps me gain some understanding of what the cadets are going through and that we will make it.


Source: 22LbtWZSk3.000, 19990226.092651

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information is invauable. It allows us to feel very involved with our cadet's education even though there is a great distance between us. Excellent service.


Source: 20GAK3_vtf.000, 19990226.092908

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The handling of Football tickets
The FAQs
The opportunity to ask questions of imminent importance to us as parents of Cadets


Source: 23x2b2N6nY.000, 19990226.093102

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the factual, excellent, reliable information that Dolf provides through the plebe-net.
This information is invaluable and cannot be provided via any other net.


Source: 24PlE9lTp3.000, 19990226.093538

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Lots of good information


Source: 2543Im5Q0x.000, 19990226.094249

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Keeps me informed on any of WP's activities
Provides a forum for getting answers to questions
Provides a forum for rides/tickets
Provides emotional support


Source: 19afIHptaZ.000, 19990226.094346

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
1. info is accurate and researched
2. need a better way to access lists and know which list to access


Source: 23_Y9C457_.000, 19990226.094349

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf has done a great job of getting factual info out to parents, but he seems to be a little too controlling of "his baby"...Right or wrong, the perception by parents is that we can not have a say or speak freely on the net any longer because Dolf has made it clear that much of the conversation is "Babble" or "technolitter"...I don't think that is his intention, but that is how it is perceived...


Source: 267LGVhNl5.000, 19990226.095248

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
GIves the parents an opportunity to discuss fears and uncertainties


Source: 26SfBCVfws.000, 19990226.095345

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I love the fact that Dolf has been a conduit for
all of the information - and bless his heart
for taking on all this work. I know I can subscribe to customized groups if I want - and
have chosen not to due to lack of need at this time. I unsubscribed from the new forum after 2 days of way too many messages that I was deleting. There may be parents who need that - and that's fine. I wish they could have just set it up without bashing Dolf and the organization that he has worked so hard to set up.
In short, I get the info I want in the most convenient and least time consuming manner. Thanks much, Dolf!!!!!


Source: 226VqKg09A.000, 19990226.095417

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf's lists are well moderated, an excellent source of factual information and resources for study by parents.

We can see the polished results of years of hard work to develop the wpp-net lists and contents. They are a tremendous resource for information for parents and cadets about where and how the academy does what it does.

Tell Dolf that we truly appreciate his hard work. It is only human nature if he might feel hurt that some people are critical of him for trying to maintain calm and order in the wpp-net lists. His experience tells him that chaos will reign in the absence of vigilant moderation. I believe that he is correct, evidenced especially as we see parent-forum already sprouting out to chats about the best places to buy digital cameras! That will lead to many more "unsubscribe me" messages to parent-forum, and a longing for the good old days when the lists were kept clean of such matters. I believe that Dolf predicted that, and I believe that he is correct!


Source: 25sBAOok9g.000, 19990226.095556

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
WAS on WPP-Net but unsubscribed. OUTSTANDING for the plebe parent, but beyond first year info and listings are redundant and people start picking on other people's comments. A GREAT place to find friends that you can exchange email ideas and thoughts away from the net.


Source: 27yhm_EGj_.000, 19990226.095952

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It got away from the "need ride/room" multiple messages.


Source: 27Qz8TkHys.000, 19990226.100053

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Great work, very important news source for accurate information.


Source: 24VhJ9fPqq.000, 19990226.100408

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Timely information concerning cadet activities and issues involving cadets.

Information about new cadet activities during the "Beast"


Source: 27be_92RJg.000, 19990226.100602

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Very informative and not just "babble". We definitely need WPP-Net and the Majordome files, not the "hehehe" we are getting at the present time over the parent-forum.


Source: 27vzn_mXwz.000, 19990226.100838

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Accuracy of information.


Source: 27YDm0AXf_.000, 19990226.102314

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I enjoy getting the information you furnish to our club President, Earl Whatley. It keeps us up to date on the goings on at WP. Also helps us to schedule airlines, bus, etc.


Source: 27u9jDkEFr.000, 19990226.102424

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information on the list is great for those of us who get little information from our cadet. Because I live only 3+ hours away I don't have the need for the information about buses and airports but I can imagine that parents much further away find this very useful. It is scary to have your 18 year old so far from home and acccountable to so many rules. I do usually hit the delete button on messages about ticket swaps. I thought putting them on a separate list was a good idea although I have not used it. I expect i will want to post messages regarding graduation and possible room swaps


Source: 27BRSJVwx0.000, 19990226.104705

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It is a good source of accurate information. Dolf does a wonderful job of separating opinion and half-truths from fact.


Source: 27zPV4PkZ_.000, 19990226.105050

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Everything. It keeps me informed and leads me in the right direction.


Source: 27m0Pgw3d5.000, 19990226.105137

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
When our son started at usma our info was limited. These forums made a big difference to us and I greatly appreciate having them. The amount of information now available is almost unbelievable. A super effort to get to this level.


Source: 210wxTsV_D.000, 19990226.105434

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MYSELF, I LIKE JUST THE FACTS. DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ ALL THAT IS WRITTEN TO GET JUST ONE FACT. I DO LIKE THE FORMAT THAT HAS NOT SO MUCH RESTRICTION BUT I WISH PEOPLE WOULD GET TO THE FACT SOONER WITHOUT THE FILL.


Source: 27nj_Petpv.000, 19990226.105506

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The correct information that is passed on to the families. Some of the information is passed on to our cadets.


Source: 28vrNDu0uQ.000, 19990226.112004

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I am glad that the information put on-line has been verified to be true and that rumors are not passed along.


Source: 28I1YZuapu.000, 19990226.113558

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It's our main source of West Point information.


Source: 28lESHi3mf.000, 19990226.115721

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The FAQs are extremely helpful.
So far, the leave and bus schedules, info about PPW, and other planning info related to our infrequent get-togethers with our cadet are most appreciated. We anticipate using info about graduation, and other milestones, for future planning purposes.
Other FAQs that deal with money are also apppreciated, especially the ones about the kind of money we dole out to help our cadet (taxes, insurance, phone service, computers, plane tickets, gifts, and essentials).


Source: 28I3HVhDft.000, 19990226.115823

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The information we get - bus schedules, taps vigil, etc. It gives us knowledge about what's going on without trying to drag it out of our cadet who doesn't want to talk about West Point when he's talking to us.


Source: 29SPzNd_b_.000, 19990226.120826

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I appreciate any news from WP and the schedules (bus for instance)etc. I also appreciate any information from upperclass parents.


Source: 29IX3oVOwB.000, 19990226.123625

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Source: 22J8RjHtHV.000, 19990226.130303

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The WPP-NET is a dedicated and extremely helpful parents list. It enables parents the opportunity to stay in touch with the happenings at the academy, it is a special part of the development of our cadets and their parents. The success of future cadets and their families is dependant on havings this information link to the academy.


Source: 30DAComAHJ.000, 19990226.130708

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I love it because it keeps me informed with
the latest, accurate news concerning WP.


Source: 466l81hGD4.000, 19990226.131621

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Access to "real" information about all aspects of the academy and the academy experience.


Source: 47i2Z0IIkx.000, 19990226.131658

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
As a Yearling parent, just updates on schedules and what's going on at West Point is fine. As Plebe parents we were anxious about most things and probably would have gotten more answers from the parent-forum. But Dolf has done an excellent job at keeping things under control. The new moderators will find themselves exhausted fairly soon with the type of responses and dialogue that is generated.


Source: 79KlN8A3wg.000, 19990226.132649

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Informative, FAQ's are helpful.


Source: 88RB5qpszO.000, 19990226.135127

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Timeliness and accuracy of info. Access to the list servers. Knowing that if I have a question of importance Dolf will either send the info or get the info. Ability to refer new cadet parents to WPP.ORG for their info needs.


Source: 10FJTj05aM.000, 19990226.135224

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We appreciate getting all the up-to-date information on what was going on with the Corps. Lots of times we knew what was happening before our cadet did.


Source: 18o5qRILob.000, 19990226.143825

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The total accuracy of what is sent out and that what facts aren't know, he makes sure to find out before answering them.


Source: 22IYywOQze.000, 19990226.145815

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
source of information; sense of what happens at West Point (son is '03--plebe-to-be) has helped us feel comfortable about his goal/decision


Source: 22_A5SFatL.000, 19990226.145844

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
FAQs & official info UNAVAILABLE through any other channel including my cadet! Updayes on GMK travel, post-holiday travel problems, availability of Parent's Sourcebook, info on PPW etc. etc. Dolf's net has been a lifeline to me. I do think that there is a place for a "business only" net. If I want to meet others on-line, chat etc. there are other resources. When I log on his site I am looking for specific updates & info & do not want to wade through >50 messages regarding ticket sales, rides etc. Let these be addressed elsewhere when I have leisure time to browse, not in my 15 minute before work log on!!


Source: 25KJc_5_ev.000, 19990226.151929

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
to the point answers and correct imformation


Source: 25HxQUVK3t.000, 19990226.152221

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the way Dolf runs a "tight ship". The information that Dolf gets to us as parents is invaluable. He has done a remarkable job in monitoring and keeping the net what it is and what it is supposed to be.


Source: 27aVgRNJTt.000, 19990226.153221

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
info.


Source: 265DUKIpaA.001, 19990226.153335

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I always get an answer to my questions about
WP or the WPPnet. I have little experience to fall back on and few contacts. As a plebe parent I was unaware of the net until after
January and the difference being on the net
made was so great. I felt better able to handle
my cadet's situations and got a lot of feedback
even when I didn't like all of the answers. I know I would have made some serious blunders if there were not caring people who brought the
military aspect into veiw for me over the net.
Thank you so much.


Source: 281AcoLzlO.000, 19990226.153342

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
schedules,reviews of events


Source: 27VrleKMLd.000, 19990226.153635

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It is a source of information for me -- I can get a feel of the type of questions and concerns parents have about West Point and their cadets. (I am a West Point MALO (Military Academy Liaison Officer) -- I "recruit" cadets.)


Source: 27KyoFGeJd.000, 19990226.153907

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
the fact that there is information that I would never have the time to get or lookup, because of my remotness from west point. I like whatever I can get and usually delete based on the first couple of lines I read.


Source: 25neht7JTz.000, 19990226.153954

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
WPP-Net has been invaluable. The information that we get is often more timely, complete and accurate than that of the cadets. It has been a lifeline for us plebe parents. The FAQ's are infomative and give us a means of learning from those who have "been there, done that." Dolf has been very helpful and patient with those of us who are techie dumbies. My huband and I are very grateful for everything that he has done. I regret that he has gotten so much flak lately. Perhaps the discord came about because things have grown and changed to the point that we need two different types of networks. One type that keeps us well informed (i.e. wpp-net, plebe-net) and one that is chatty and supports the more emotionally based needs of the parent population. I am utterly amazed that there are people like Dolf (and now Dian and Joanne) who are willing to give so much of their time and effort. I only wish that the need for a parent-forum could have been recognized before all the hot discussions took place. I'm sure that Dolf feels like he's been kicked in the teeth. Please, let's put it behind us and realize the importance of the people involved. I for one, do not have the time, ability or desire to do what they do. They deserve our gratitude. People, lets be kind to one another.


Source: 29sCrmUwVQ.000, 19990226.154038

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The accuracy of the information that is provided. And the availability of info on just about any subject pertaining to USMA.


Source: 31rvO0aDC8.000, 19990226.154307

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Enjoy all the information, knwowledge.


Source: 31k_Ipd_qx.000, 19990226.154833

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
being able to get info as needed.

read others comments.


Source: 30q7wR3Glu.000, 19990226.155310

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
WPP-Net and Plebe-Net provide factual information which is very helpful. Dolf does an excellent job of structuring the two networks to provide that service.


Source: 33tWIFx_pR.000, 19990226.155550

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The up to date information and the contact with other parents.


Source: 32UZkI9yB9.000, 19990226.155801

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Essential info is provided with a minimum of "Fluff".


Source: 35YsvoHyNk.000, 19990226.160453

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Answers to FAQs - Dolf really investigates and has great info.


Source: 35Rrph_Y6y.000, 19990226.160546

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information I receive about schedules, etc.
or any news regarding West Point


Source: 363vPJOl7A.000, 19990226.160923

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the list servers and I like the exchange of WP related information.


Source: 326sFxYtgB.000, 19990226.161220

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Professional information server..well moderated. Liked the recent changes i.e. ticket information and rides shunted to different server. Have understood the reasoning behind filtering advertising.


Source: 36E_gCUXj_.000, 19990226.161227

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
everything....it has made this plebe year so much better. Thank you for making this available.
I found out about it through our club president at our pre R Day picnic. It gave our family peace of mind during the Beast weeks.


Source: 37ykRIRnfP.000, 19990226.161419

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
schedules, formal announcements, special announcements, and pure official business messages that are relevant to all.

Dolf and Judy and the great job they do.


Source: 37_wveCRe8.000, 19990226.161739

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I have always gotten a lot of useful information from all the nets I have been on since 6-96.I have a cadet who doesn't say much so all the info we have gotten these past 3 years has been wonderful.


Source: 40BvHgWxjH.000, 19990226.163214

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the fact that there is structure to the net. I also have a feeling that the information has been researched and checked out, so that there is very little mis-information passed on to parents. I like the fact that there is a curb on opinionated material which can only create more problems. I need a place that will give me REAL information, not rumor material. I need a place that is NOT chatty. Please don't discontinue the WPP-Net services. I really need reliability.
I also want Dolf to know that I am most appreciative of ALL the time, effort, sweat, etc. that he has done to bring quality to a parent information list. Thank you.


Source: 37Qf1g3vjS.000, 19990226.163500

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Hearing about events that I would otherwise never have known were happening, getting information from parents of upperclass cadets. It's a place where a question can be asked, and an answer received, without having to spend hours hunting thru the materials I have, and then maybe not finding an answer.


Source: 41aqEPhxX0.000, 19990226.164619

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I enjoy getting up to date information, e.g. bus
schedules, dates for things like CFT etc. It's
very useful as our son does not communicate with
us very often and when he does never has details.
We'd be all at sea (pardon the naval metaphore)
without the information you put out.


Source: 42AwebPR1O.000, 19990226.164822

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I especially like to read the comments from parents/grads who have recently visited West Point and can describe recent events or give a perspective on current events. This was especially valuable during Beast when direct communication with our son was difficult and visiting was out of the question (we live on the West Coast). The service has been helpful in general about everything connected to West Point, having no previous experience with the military. Dolf has done a great job keeping parents informed.


Source: 45WcXYMF94.000, 19990226.165727

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
....the concise and informative news and views...


Source: 25NkyByoGV.000, 19990227.155930

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
the thoroughness of it all.


Source: 43ohxR2PnS.000, 19990226.170326

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Although I believe I'm a member of plebe-net, I'm not sure if in fact I was exposed to it nor am I sure I know how it operates.
WPP-Net is most informative which enables me to know my plebe's choices, events and helpful suggestions in particular matters. ie: Thermals, shoes etc.


Source: 45TtiVesKD.000, 19990226.170711

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf.


Source: 46ElHqtjiC.000, 19990226.171012

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The "official" information from WP, such as Bus schedules, dismissal and reporting times, news of special events - i.e. speakers, official happenings, etc., and aborack's postings!


Source: 47coWNkOf3.000, 19990226.171228

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information about WP and cadets--some of which I hadn't even thought to ask about.


Source: 47zqZf7eag.000, 19990226.171531

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Quick response - trys to get you the facts as posted by responsible organizations at the academy


Source: 48is24_8Yf.000, 19990226.171645

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information that is given to keep parents informed about their cadets at West Point.


Source: 421HQ_2trt.000, 19990226.171841

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like hearing information about West Point. I live in Arizona and I have only been able to visit West Point once. I appreciate any information on any events that are occuring at West Point.
I like the new forum along with Dolf's. I enjoy free comunication from parents that are not too afraid to ask the questions that are also on my mind. However, I appeciate Dolf's time and effort in keeping communication with West Point open. I appreciate the experience that others have gained over the years as their cadets have developed. I, also, appeciate the words of addvice and the unity I feel when I hear from other parents. I do not feel like I am the only one in the country with stupid questions about my son's life. I applaud the new parents forum because they have brought free communication among the parents back. I also applaud Dolf for his continued support to see that the parents recieve pertinant information from West Point itself. Both forums are needed in order for the West Point parents to stay totally informed. I believe that with both forums we can stay united, informed and Friendly.


Source: 50gWjsMXiv.000, 19990226.173233

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This net is the most informative use of communication we have. Dolf I have truly missed seeing your address in my inbox this week. I'm a person who does a lot of behind the scene work and it is very frustrating when people complain. (The ones who do usually never do anything) My answer to them anymore is "Why thanks for your suggestion, next time you can be in charge." Please don't let these uninformed people get you down, our family has certainly benefited from all your hard work. Jane Scott


Source: 55r5V5inFc.000, 19990226.180406

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
information provided is helpful and accurate


Source: 54xigj1xWT.000, 19990227.074800

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the pre-screened messages. I know it is easy to just hit your delete key but when you spend a good part of an hour cleaning up your e-mail messages everyday since parent-forum entered the picture...you go crazy. Frankly, I usually save Dolf's messages for future reference.


Source: 56OSsylyS0.000, 19990226.181206

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
1-information
2-perspectives of other parents
3-experience of other parents
4-concerns of other parents (just to check if mine are really off-base.)
5-schedules of USMA events, etc.


Source: 5688_ntFk_.000, 19990226.181640

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
My wife and I are always interested in the information that is provided on the WPP-Net. There are many items and events that take place that we never or not very often hear of form our son. The web site helps keeps us up with information and things that are taking place.


Source: 57TMur1ucK.000, 19990226.182302

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Receiving factual information in a timely fashion.


Source: 57ybr5hZ_8.000, 19990226.182801

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf seems to be a very efficient moderator/controller of these lists.
His experience allows him to provide timely information to us parents. For many of the issues/events we are faced with as cadet parents, Dolf has apparently "been there, done that". I would hate to lose his expertise. He is an asset to this net that would be hard to replace.


Source: 569__BHqaI.000, 19990226.183340

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
FAQs and bus schedules.


Source: 58mv58SBBU.000, 19990226.183357

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The Faq's
Knowing that the answers have been researched and are correct


Source: 59rPFMsivL.000, 19990226.183505

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like that it doesn't get carried away with lots of advertisements, and personal agendas. I appreciate the information regarding cadets schedules and bus info. We also admire his ability to do this tremendous job.


Source: 63fC0LQCkv.000, 19990226.185222

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The no nonsense, straight-arrow approach-- no rumors, no gossip. It's not populated and filled with postings by people who only want to see their thoughts in print and obviously have too much time on their hands


Source: 64Jx6IfsEi.000, 19990226.185309

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Not much - information difficult to find (not for me, but for others), much much too heavily moderated - very low postings last 6 months.


Source: 6440pWADJe.000, 19990226.190214

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
With the new net in place I'm not sure of Q#1. To answer this Q, I liked how much information we were told from june - oct. of 98. However, the rules were a little "harsh" at times. I have never sent in an e-mail because all my questions were asked and answered by other parents. When Dolf stopped that open, back and forth talking it became almost of no use for me.


Source: 65PyRvb1ym.000, 19990226.190308

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I really enjoyed learning about the Taps Vigil. I had no idea there was one and was greatly moved by the description and thrilled that my son was allowed to take part in one.

Information about what is going on that I can't get any other way is what I am looking for. My son prefers me to stay out of his business (I taught him well)


Source: 66IBjrPhBH.000, 19990226.190929

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The straight forward information that I need as a parent of a Plebe.


Source: 66QJsXP11c.000, 19990226.191009

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It helped to get me through Beast and the 1st few months of WP life for my son. It is nice to know the upcoming events and scheduals.


Source: 65P9ete7MD.000, 19990226.191404

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Concise, factual information


Source: 64mTRBtnV7.000, 19990226.191432

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Availability of information about schedules and activities of cadets. ie.: when does "Buckner" start, when is recognition?
The feeling that there are people you can turn to with serious questions.
Not having to depend on or bother the cadets for info






Source: 68uaLNMb3c.000, 19990226.192107

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Nice to know FAQs are available. I do appreciate anyone who is working to increase communication to those interested in USMA and cadets.


Source: 68_RqarUab.000, 19990226.193129

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The networks provide a tremendous source of information about West Point, and what our daughter is going through. It has been a lifesaver as far as helping us, as parents, make it through the critical first year. This year, we are a lot more relaxed about what she is going through, and we credit the parent networks for quickly bringing us up to speed about the whole West Point experience.


Source: 72msyQX_Lf.000, 19990226.194134

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The Plebe-Net has provided our family with some very informative information over the 1 1/2 years.


Source: 7048UD_oid.000, 19990226.194217

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
All the information!


Source: 70xbxltTF1.000, 19990226.194800

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
the quality of info shared.
the structure.
the fact that someone - dolf - was willing to
step up and monitor the wpp net.
the huge storage of info that was available


Source: 729GWH0nS5.000, 19990226.195235

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
informative, well managed and moderated
Dolf has done an outstanding job.


Source: 74X4jAofJy.000, 19990226.195544

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Factual information without the whining and gossip of over-involved parents who refuse to let their offspring mature. The information is of value, often echoes my own questions, and reassures me that my son is in good hands as he forges his own, new life.


Source: 75ZdGX9plt.000, 19990226.200700

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It's a valuable source of information about what is going on at USMA - information not readily available by other means. (This includes messages from parents, from Dolf and from other sources such as Allen Borack.


Source: 75Q0a0YHa_.000, 19990226.201404

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The FAQs lists and the quick helpful suggestions from other parents.


Source: 78mltcXC2t.000, 19990226.202213

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I greatly enjoy knowing the info. obtained from wpp-net, plebe-net, etc...is a factual base! I am looking for a knowledge based source for the bulk of my net gazing. I utilize the providers experience as to where information can be found, where support can be gathered, how change can be constructively implemented. When you are going through emotional times it is imperative to know there is a "rock" out there to guide you through so you don't get caught up in the fears and rumor.


Source: 75_OJDyZDT.000, 19990226.202345

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information Access


Source: 80UEly18wd.000, 19990226.203146

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Informative; good network for sharing information


Source: 780xCRiqDn.000, 19990226.203206

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I really like the way plebe-net has kept us informed about bus, sports and other schedules. I was often more informed because of plebe net than my plebe. I also appreciate the policing to keep the net from being a chat area/litter box. I noticed recently a few, maybe a half dozen who
wanted a chatter box type list server, now with parent forum they have that. Please keep plebe net as it is. Great job Dolf, we appreciate you.


Source: 79ZGd9Nn_g.000, 19990226.203300

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Timely flow of information about West Point activities (bus schedules, calendars, etc.). We get it here even before the Cadets know.


Source: 84CRp9JE39.000, 19990226.210249

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The mom's I've met through e-mail & now communicate with. It makes me feel connected to W.P. & my daughter, even though I'm unable to travel & we're seperated by many miles.


Source: 85yq8AUFYp.000, 19990226.210524

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The wppnet served our needs very well over the last four years. I never appreciated how much Dolf has done to keep this net a sensible system until I was automatically connected to the parents forum and was subjected to 54 messages in one 24 hour period and almost none of them had any real meaning to West Point or our connection with it.


Source: 9190HoGUve.000, 19990226.211255

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
My wife and I enjoy all of Dolf's parents lists and hope they will all continue.


Source: 92SE_GTte_.000, 19990226.213219

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like everything about it. Dolf does a wonderful job controlling us and I am sure that parent-forum will understand this in a very short time!!


Source: 91fbxo7GHZ.000, 19990226.213351

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The availability of hard information re West Point activities, policies, etc.,per the faqs and other info passed along by Dolf.
The contact with other parents and ther resulting connection with the school, the cadets, and our cadet.

I'm not sure if we are members of WPP-Net. We sent a check for $100 as a donation to something, I think plebe-net, by since have found out that we may not be enrolled.


Source: 89Hn_rX_cA.000, 19990226.214640

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We so appreciate the information relayed to us in the most timely manner (often before our cadet is informed) and the quick responses to our million and one questions relating to the life and times at WP. It has given us such an understanding and appreciation and put our many fears to rest. We feel such a bond, even here in the West Coast. The professional manner the net is handled is always noticed. I belong to the San Diego chapter of the WPPC and the first and foremost recommendation we make to the new parents is to get on-line!!!


Source: 96aijiQiIe.000, 19990226.214843

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
focus and control.


Source: 10uCEFsl47.000, 19990226.223038

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I appreciate the timely flow of information on current events at West Point. When my cadet was a plebe there were many topics that he didn't have time to fill me in on at length, but the list did.
This was something I really benefited from during my son's first year.


Source: 10nCU1oHXR.000, 19990226.224247

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information just enough for me to know. Precisely, up to the point.


Source: 10nprtSM0o.000, 19990226.224504

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like getting important information ie bus schedules, dates, text of speeches, activities, etc. I don't mind deleting items. I want to be part of the new service but 60 messages a day is too much! There should be a happy medium.


Source: 10m8xhkDm4.000, 19990226.225816

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Initially, I found the list helpful. But in the last several weeks, I found it too structured and lacking sensitivity to parent's needs and questions. It had become a list that was almost to sterile in its approach.


Source: 119FUAkmP_.000, 19990226.235144

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The Plebe-Net. It has a lot more focus and less techno litter than the Parent Forum


Source: 117SoJpRSB.000, 19990227.000420

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The professional manner in which the plebe net is moderated and the research done before information is sent out. We recive all necessary information without being drowned with messages that are just talk.


Source: 1662JUjgKF.000, 19990227.062937

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Able to read facts about our cadets and what is going on at WP.


Source: 17C7X6ldPB.000, 19990227.074219

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
...There are other parents at WP have the same concerns that we have.
...Other cadets feel the same way as our cadet, and we are not alone in our search to feel that "we" belong.
...The information provided has been essential for those who live far away and are not familiar with the area.


Source: 179fIDjQXC.000, 19990227.075002

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
information on current & upcoming events ie bus sched. football games; weekends; special weekday events. This information is most helpful.
I also enjoy Allen's messages, he has the ability to make me feel like I'm there experiencing the day.


Source: 18gEy8r8Ud.000, 19990227.082951

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information about the activities at West Point in regards to our cadets and us as parents.


Source: 18XN1NiMyd.000, 19990227.085411

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Plebe-net was a blessing to us last year when
our son was a plebe. We obtained information
and learned a great deal about the academy
through info shared from other parents. It was
so comforting to know our son was being cared
for and that other parents had feelings and
questions similar to our own. It would have
been a long year without that special means of
becoming an informed parent.
Today I still often have questions and enjoy
reading what others have experienced/are
experiencing in this four year journey.
My husband and I are presently serving as co
presidents of our parent club and feel one thing
that we can tell all of our members about is
this connection to the academy that can be
tapped into daily.


Source: 18F2MmKuxR.000, 19990227.090943

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
has been EXTREMELY helpful and interesting in this first year at WP


Source: 19iEL7Tw0I.000, 19990227.092012

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Very informative


Source: 195CziKi8i.000, 19990227.092607

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The timely information when questions or problems come up to help us help our Cadet has made this first year easier to handle. Access to straight scoop when asked for makes this service invaluable.


Source: 19qOFRQphV.000, 19990227.100642

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This is where we find the information that we need in order to find out the latest events of west point. Without this we would not know. We appreciate the time that is invested in this most worth while service.


Source: 19B6F38hhM.000, 19990227.102129

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We use it for coordinating trips home, checking the student schedules, tracking atheletic events and staying in touch with parents of all the kids we know at the point. We have found it very helpful in learning about upcoming events that we would like to attend at the academy and sharing information. It is a great service.


Source: 19_fNd8f_h.000, 19990227.102218

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
no opinion


Source: 20HLMkkkea.000, 19990227.103732

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The fact that we can get "reliable" answers to questions regarding WP. Not someones opinion. Quite frankly I appreciated the stance taken as to posting about every little thing. However, I do feel that especially in the early year or two, the more open approach is beneficial to a lot of concerned parents.


Source: 2076kM56FL.000, 19990227.112321

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
accurate information


Source: 20m_aci_vi.000, 19990227.112417

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
That there is structure, with a strong moderator to manage the process.
I have found it useful to learn and gather information about what is happening at the academy.
We're in California, have a son class of 2000, so appreciate getting accurate information.
Have used the wpp-net to get help in securing transportation for my son to visit relatives in Buffalo at Thanksgiving, and the system has worked well.


Source: 21jKrZRo2m.000, 19990227.115758

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Their helpfulness in getting basic information, and as a source of getting help on the non-routine. We appreciate the timeliness of responses, and the administration thereof so as to minimize techno-liter.


Source: 21R6XGg6hK.000, 19990227.121812

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We like the hard, factual information which is disbursed. Nothing wrong with "chat-type" nets, but we'll never depend upon them for the hard-core facts. And there is no other net that provides this type of information.


Source: 21Nhbel8bt.000, 19990227.123030

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I liked the ability to read the questions and responses that parents were experiencing. BUT, then it was all taken away for some reason......
As Dolf says, he is the controller and he decides what can or can not be said on the net.


Source: 21vgxfqXkV.000, 19990227.123055

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
information, ability to ask questions


Source: 24_EcpyGSk.000, 19990227.151129

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The wealth of FAQ's that have almost every subject covered.


Source: 25HtU61D1e.000, 19990227.160057

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
specific and to the point


Source: 25U0NwJIG2.000, 19990227.161631

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Our family felt a great connection with this net and learned so much. We felt a great ease knowing about what our cadets were going through. Even though there are some rules, I feel the greatest info comes through here. We thank Dolf for everthing and absolutely want to stay connected to Dolf and WPP-net. I do like the parent-forum, but so far there is too much chatter and sooooo many folks pay no attention to the rules for unsubscribing. There is a reason Dolf has rules - so we can learn some things without spending sooooo much time deleting. I believe there is a place for both nets. I feel that the $ donated to the wpp-net is well worth it. We cannot believe others complain about that. If it weren't for Dolf's efforts, our family out here in California would be totally uninformed. Thank you Dolf, our family still needs your wpp-net.


Source: 2555GKLSK9.000, 19990227.162840

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
As a USMAPS Cadet Candidate's parent, I appreciate all the advanced information I have received by being a member of these listservers.


Source: 264G3Fz_4a.000, 19990227.175617

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information is very useful to me as a parent and WPPC president. The screening that has been done was excellent in my opinion. I had to unsubscribe from parent forum due to the techno-litter that you have always tried to avoid.


Source: 28EimxZltp.000, 19990227.193209

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Info pertaining to WP


Source: 29QtSih5mq.000, 19990227.203651

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Information as it becomes available.


Source: 52oC6nZNK3.000, 19990227.221953

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The wpp-net is great -- a very good source of
information. The information is always reliable Everything is easy to locate -- the files on there are a big help to many of the staff & faculty at USMA too. I am a civilian at WP and
have always thought highly of the wpp-net but that
new one -- what a mess, what a nighmare!!!!!


Source: 21zl7zF6lA.000, 19990227.234957

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Great service particularly this plebe year. Enjoy very much the experience of other WP parents. Has been very helpful to increase our understanding of our son's experience and help us feel included.


Source: 25G1Eq96mV.000, 19990228.001216

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
FAQs and travel info


Source: 12VRWBmZaM.000, 19990228.071926

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Timely, accurate, supportive


Source: 126uXdvyJk.000, 19990228.072150

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Timely info


Source: 13097fFJV4.000, 19990228.091701

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Relevant information. Easy instructions. Up to date news.


Source: 13Mg5o6Ezc.000, 19990228.091746

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf's experience in monitoring the net


Source: 14pV2BMNyT.000, 19990228.095617

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I found it very helpful and informative. Like some have said there is a delete key for what you don't want to read. A good title really helps.


Source: 15tJjgBl4w.000, 19990228.111308

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We had a '96 graduate and now have a son in the class of '01. We have appreciated all of Dolf and Judy's time and effort on our behalf. We have also "been there" when everyone was allowed to express and/or vent their feelings in a public forum. Things can turn ugly quickly. We understand the need for rules, limits, and boundaries. We are sitting back and waiting to see what will happen when the first controversial issue is brought up on the new parent forum.


Source: 15ptDx_1_R.000, 19990228.120644

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The communication with other parents


Source: 19q18LR2Xh.000, 19990228.161312

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the FAQ's, bus schedules, timely updates, information on WP happenings. I also met other parents, and was particularly pleased to find a ride for my cadet to VA to her aunt's house. I knew nothing about WPers from that area, the net hooked me up.


Source: 19uybv0PHZ.000, 19990228.163139

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Dolf, We 2 cow parents avidly read everything that comes across about West Point. We understand the need for the touchy-feely side to communication, but appreciate your approach that sends us information and cleans up all the rest. As plebe parents, we were hungry for all info in every form, but have graduated to prefering your rule-laden format which disallows technolitter. We don't really know at what personal cost you give this service. We do, however, know how much comfort and emotional ease your service has given us. We are SO GRATEFUL to you for making this happen for us and for so many. It is simply human nature that we tend to take the luxury for granted as we become used to the luxury. This wonderful information site is indeed a luxury! And your generous service is greatly appreciated here in Cow House, Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Source: 19rLj8whm4.000, 19990228.170206

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
A reliable source of information.
Not a lot of clutter by people who are too lazy to read the FAQ's you have posted.
We appreciate your efforts to keep the communications on-track.


Source: 206EXVwgBJ.000, 19990228.180713

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the posting of releases from West Point. As newsletter editor for a state Parent's association I feel it important to keep up with what's going on. Sometimes, though the information is posted too late for publishing in a timely manner, so i find it necessary to go to "last year's info". I think it is important that the FAQ's remain available.


Source: 24B2ZzMzZ0.000, 19990228.221355

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the way everything was organized.


Source: 27ZH1CiBv3.000, 19990301.020459

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Very useful information


Source: 29QEa1UMNq.000, 19990301.070023

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The ability to gain info about timely issues.
It helps me get information to the wppc members quickly. Especially those who do not have a computer.


Source: 78q4ILGjqi.000, 19990301.160845

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Not much


Source: 93g6WXxBhd.000, 19990301.170435

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like that we get concise information on events and happenings at West Point.


Source: 12ZEi_Bu4M.000, 19990301.210205

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the FAQ's. They are accurate, factual and directly answer the questions.


Source: 139qsZG_Zn.000, 19990301.220638

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
We like that we can obtain factual answers to questions and concerns regarding functions and activities at WP in a very fast and efficient manner.


Source: 26CXIJkwJP.000, 19990302.091824

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I didn't realize how important rules are to this kind of information system until the parent-forum came along. Dolf, you have done a spectacular job of keeping this on a professional and rather efficient level. Thank you.


Source: 72TTvYhrR9.000, 19990302.190001

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The information presented and the resulting feeling of being part of our plebe's WP experience


Source: 73odUQBRQ8.000, 19990302.191012

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
reliable, correct information in a timely manner
support and links greatly appreciated by Southern California parents!
Dolf's tireless commitment to this idea/net
Dolf's sense of humor :)


Source: 85j6BVDED4.000, 19990302.202144

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I like the info that comes out of wpp-net. I couldn't have made it through my cadet's plebe year without it. I disliked seeing people chastised for something that may have been done very innocently. I do get frustrated with some of the repeated questions that are asked on the net, but take them with a great assault. I just hit the delete button and read on. I hate to see the controversy that has taken place. Dolf has done a tremendous job and I hope will continue to be a part of this great form of communication. My hats off to him and his crew.


Source: 97vdqpPLQK.000, 19990302.211419

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the connection to the Academy as my Cadet is not very communicative. Knowing what's happening as a parent of a college student is important.


Source: 11mtYxWySB.000, 19990302.234855

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Up to date and timely information.


Source: 16tkAQ7UmD.000, 19990303.063933

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It's dependability in relaying concise and reliable information in a timely manner. Dolf, you are a tireless worker and we appreciate what you have done to make this valuable tool possible. As a cadet parent, this medium has done a great deal to ease worries and anxieties as well as educate me on the corp and my cadets part in it. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do in whatever capacity that may be.


Source: 21FQD9TBH0.000, 19990303.123540

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
It is THE most valuable communication tool for me as a parent because of the unique environment of USMA. Dolf does a TERRIFIC job, and I am in awe of his commitment. I would be completely in the dark w/out this important way to get QUALITY, TIMELY info! Thanks!


Source: 26ZNm7n8dd.000, 19990303.180114

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Instant information about relevant happenings at the academy.


Source: 28NsV_DbLY.000, 19990303.194342

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The updating of what's happening at WP; the FAQ's on various aspects of cadet life; being another source of information of what might be happening (or soon to be happening) for our plebe son.


Source: 297jnKSCMf.000, 19990303.204917

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
Exhange of information, ideas, support


Source: 219lt9drA2.000, 19990303.234734

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I guess we were deleted from his Net very recently. I guess because I was not supportive
of all of his policies? I liked participating (reading) all the problems our compatriots had with their cadets etc. I know that mine must be doing well without these problems.


Source: 23BpwGPGqr.000, 19990304.183022

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
General information about WP that makes you feel connected with what's happening there, such as the FAQs, 2 weeks sports schedules, bus schedules, speechs by Sup/Com/etc, summer activities, and intelligent questions and replys.


Source: 24R7Wlxxo2.000, 19990304.190214

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
I like the interaction with the other parents and finding out we are all in "the same boat".


Source: 26fJsr1Rxx.000, 19990304.214143

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
They are very informative and let us feel like we have a link to WP and our cadet


Source: 28mdzeSiiU.000, 19990304.235533

What do you like most about WPP-Net? (Comment on a ...
The very useful information received in a timely manner