ADMIN: Move Aftermath etc.

Subject: ADMIN: Move Aftermath etc.
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 01:00:04 -0700

Gang,
Two weeks after the move, and here's the scoop. Overall,
the move went quite smoothly, and we're pretty relieved
that nothing really horrid happened.

We're having a few issues with the software (most notably
that both MIME and regular digests are defective, secondarily
that the software needs to be kick-started every few
days), but nothing terribly worrisome. We're working
with the vendor to get the known issues resolved, but
the pre-beta that they supplied last week didn't work,
so we're still waiting. Soon, we hope.

The response to the new ad format and the sponsorships
has been very encouraging. At the risk of sounding like
a stale radio announcer, "Please support our sponsors--they're
making this whole production possible!" The daily
ad/event/job/announcement posting will continue to evolve,
so if you have specific suggestions or issues, let me know.

To anticipate other questions (well, we've been asked this
only once, but...), no, it's not possible to
unsubscribe from the ad posting without unsubscribing from
TECHWR-L itself. The ads help pay for the list, therefore
if you're on the list, you'll get the ads.

We've set the list software to automatically reject messages
with more than 20 consecutive quoted lines, with attachments,
or with HTML formatting, and from all indications, this is doing
a really good job of cleaning out much of the technical
garbage from the list (as well as making digests less susceptible
to crashes). Additionally, the software rejects messages that sound
like they're inappropriate (e.g., messages with a subject line
containing "out of the office"), which also helps.

As always, if you have questions, drop a note to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot-

Thanks,
Eric and Deborah

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