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META: list holding, possible per-user limit

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, February 2, 2004, 2:26
Andreas Johansson scripsit:

> PS Would it be possible to exempt "OT:", "THEORY:", "USAGE:", and > "CHAT:" messages from the daily limit? Those having trouble with the > list traffic likely are not reading them anyway, and so shouldn't be > troubled by a hike in them, and we'd all see fewer instances of the > list being held.
Unfortunately, the only thing I can do is to change the actual numerical value of the limit (currently 99). I can't exempt some messages and control others, nor can I set the list to automatically restart itself. The only other thing I can do, which is not currently done, is to set a second limit, the per-user limit. If I do that, the list will reject (not merely hold) any messages from a given user that are over the limit. This will affect all users equally except me. If anyone thinks I ought to impose this feature, please let me know PRIVATELY at either or (they go to the same place).
> Speaking of which, people are speaking of the limit as 100 msg/day, > but the "List is held" messages say the limit is 99. Are people simply > mistaken, or does the server number messages 0-99 rather than 1-100?
It numbers them 1-99 and then holds. John Cowan, Lord of the Instrumentality of Conlang -- John Cowan "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I am surrounded by dwarves." --Murray Gell-Mann