• Subject: Re: List volume
  • From: John P Carr <jpcarr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 07:48:17 -0500


        I agree.   
        I delete 90% of the ramblings.  What's the question?  Answer it.
        If someone else gave your answer,  YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
        Too much chatter.  

        To quote the Grateful Dead, in "New Speedway Boogie"
        "Please don't dominate the rap jack ,
        if you ain't got nothing new to say"

        John Carr



        From:   John Earl@johnearl on 01/20/2000 08:38 PM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@SMTP@EXCHCONNECT
        cc:      

        Subject:        Re: List volume

        Tim,

        Tim McCarthy wrote:
        > 
        > Simon touched on this in a posting earlier this week: the amount
of chit
        > chat and irrelevant garbage that's being spouted on this list in
the
        > last month or so is becoming unbearable. Some of these threads
just seem
        > to ramble - it's like an AOL chatroom. Am I wrong or did this list
used
        > to be a useful reference source? And while I expect flames for
this
        > opinion, please keep them short :)


        No Flames from this quarter.  I was just thinking this morning about
        how much time it takes to wade through the list.  I hate to be a wet
        blanket, but the chattiness really cuts down on the list's
usefulness
        (as do threads that ramble through new topics without the "subject"
        changing).

        I understand that there is a sense of comraderie here, but I'm
afraid
        the signal to noise ratio may drive away some valuable participants.

        jte


        P.S.
        One possible solution; a Midrange-CHAT list for those who want to
        discuss off-topic lists with there midrange friends.  The old
NewsLink
        forum had this and it helped keep the technical forums clean.  
        (Assuming David has the resources and inclination to host such a
        forum).



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