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Re: ADMIN: Duplicates and related admin stuff...important
Subject:Re: ADMIN: Duplicates and related admin stuff...important From:Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com> Date:Fri, 17 Mar 2000 08:46:36 -0600
Thanks, Eric, for the explanation. Situations are a lot easier to tolerate when
you know WHY and understand the underlying mechanism involved.
And I'll take your minor tirade to heart!
Eric Ray wrote:
> Sorry about the duplicates. Here's the story:
> Minor listowner tirade: My address is in every message to the list as the
> contact address for problems. If there are list problems, contact me. Do not
> post to the list. Particularly if someone else posts to the list, don't post
> to the list. Why? Setting aside the irritation factor in listowner land, each
> message posted to the list takes the list server about 10-20 minutes to
> deliver to everyone on the list. If we have 5 or more messages about "yup, me
> too" going to 4500 subscribers who cannot do anything about it, that
> completely maxes out the server for an hour. If the list server is already
> behind (because it's diligently trying to make sure nobody missed anything),
> those "me, too" messages make it that much further behind. As a list reader,
> I'd rather see another five messages of _content_ than another five messages
> of fluff.