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[conculture] Conlang List (was: Lurkers)

From:David G. Durand <david@...>
Date:Saturday, July 24, 1999, 14:53
>From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> >Perhaps as a temporary measure (altho I'd prefer egroups), but I don't >think we should abandon our old list just yet. Wait until David returns >to make a decision about whether to move or do something else (perhaps >there's a way to increase the limit?)
Yikes! I've been missing this since my return has been marked by terrible overwork -- changed job, and greatly increased burden of work. The limit is certainly changeable, but exists because experience shows that if we go above 100 messages/day we start to drop subscribers rather rapidly. In the past, such spikes have also been associated with large quantities of off-topic posting -- something I try to discourage, given the ever-increasing volume of the list. Now, it's true, that the spikes are more often due to translation relays and the like. I will be leaving the raised message limit in place on that account. I'd rather not be relying on a commercial venture for this, especially given my level of confidence about many internet business models. Even though listserv requires some care and feeding, it's very robust software, and Brown will not go away anytime soon. My thoughts so far. _________________________________________ David Durand \ \ Director of Development Graduate Student no more! \ Dynamic Diagrams --------------------------------------------\ MAPA: mapping for the WWW \__________________________