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META: 100 Message Limit

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 18, 2002, 23:35
Quoting Joseph Fatula <fatula3@...>:

> I assume I'm not the only one who tried posting and had the message > returned because Conlang was over its 100-message limit for the day. > And yes, I realize that this message won't get to you until tomorrow. > But I'd like to know what you guys think of this idea - making a > separate list that we all subscribed to, then we all just post new > threads to whichever has less messages on it. That way, we'd have > essentially double the message limit on a single list. We would put > the notice in the list description that this is only half of a double > list, and new members could join both accordingly. Any thoughts on > this?
I think I'd have to agree with others that the 100-message limit serves as a useful corrective on the excesses that we sometimes develop. I know from speaking to people who used to belong to the list that the atopicality of many threads has driven them away. In fact, I wouldn't mind if every now and then the list is held for a few days at a time to allow us to digest what's been said. If that sounds too harsh, then perhaps more consistent use of tagging of posts would allow some to lessen the amount of mail they have to sift through. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637