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Re: META five posts a day limit( was: introduction Middelsprake)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 23:55

Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> writes:
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "David J. Peterson" <dedalvs@...> > > I agree. You know, though, some of us don't use our five a > > day (thankfully--imagine if we all did! > > Indeed. By my eye there are some 400+ subscribers, though I do not know > how many of those are active posting subscribers (real people), active > non-posting subscribers (lurkers), or expired yet still kicking around > (zombies) -- I know about three of them are old addresses of mine that > I've never properly managed to expunge. My brilliant intellect does not > have trouble multiplying 400 by 5, and the resultant number is quite > large. > > Henrik: Can you do some kind of "ping" email to subscribers who have > not posted in, say, a year, and have a script delete those subscribers > who return a "No longer known at this address" type response?
Would be quite some work (e.g. checking all the posting dates and relate them to persons -- the software has no obvious direct support for that), and it would disturb 'active' lurkers, and this for no much more benefit than having a better approximation of the number of people who are interested. The dead accounts are basically that: dead. No-one's disturbed by them. Further, accounts are regularly disabled and/or deleted when addresses become invalid or quotas overflow and some seven days or so, no-one notices. I'm also confirmed now that it's too experimental to change the running system with limits 100/day and 5/day/person. Especially due to your positive feedback about the limits, and my remembering skipping whole threads before those limits existed. **Henrik PS: I myself will be quiet now since I'm sure I have posted more than five times today...