I want to make it clear that the 'private' part as it is being referred to was my idea, not that of anyone else. This was something I was offering to a local chapter for their use and what I thought would be a tool they would use and it would be nice to invite participation of other members.
Of course some will think that someone is hiding something but I think that's a pessimistic view of things. If IAEI membership is one condition for participation it could hardly be considered private. I just thought it would provide a more productive and accomodating atmosphere that would entice more to participate.
Maybe I'm wrong, I thought I saw an opportunity to provide a service that could benefit everyone somehow including those that we haven't heard from yet.
If anyone else would like to add an opinion please do, either here or my email: Bill@Electrical-Contractor.net
[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 01-30-2002).]