Re: Daily Messages

Subject: Re: Daily Messages
From: Buck & Tilly Buchanan <writer -at- WF -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 03:44:23 -0500

Arnold Colodner wrote:
> Sometimes I can open my email in the morning and find about 100
> messages. If I am away for a long weekend, the list is so much longer.
> Too few of the messages are useful and helpful. Most are not. WHY?

My 2 cents worth.

I agree with Arnold that some threads go on too long.

However, I subscribe to this list because I am interested in the
thoughts of the other subscribers, not to hear some diatribe by someone
who is not interested.

My mail software (Arnold's too, probably) has a function allowing
listing by thread. When I lose interest in a particular thread, it's a
simple matter to list messages by thread and delete them in a

Eric (the list owner) does a great job in limiting discussions to
Techwhirlers' interests because he's one, too. I suggest that if Arnold
is truly fed up with the subjects he mentions, that he address his
complaints to the list owner, not to the list in general.


Buck Buchanan
writer -at- wf -dot- net
Sunset, TX

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