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From: Jim Strickland <>
Date: Sat Jan 9 16:21:28 1999

> Might I respectfully suggest that, in the absence of aggressive subject
> management by the owner, the list would be better broken into four, say:
> classiccmp-historical
> classiccmp-technical
> classiccmp-overblown_prices_collector_scum_die_die_die
> classiccmp-more_about_television_licensing_really

Why is it every newbie we get wants to split the list? I understand this stuff
might be pretty tedious to wade through on digest, but there's a simple
solution: subscribe to the actual list. Then you can delete by topic, which
I've been doing to all the e-bay discussions, and a number of others that
don't interest me.

If I could ask one thing of our gracious list admin, it would be to require that
all posts to the list are not in HTML. I'd even go so far as to say no
MIME inclusions, even though the mailer I'm using, ELM, handles them fine.
E-mail is a plain text format, and every mailer I've ever seen has some way of
turning off spewing HTML in mail. I can only imagine how unpleasant having
some messages in HTML and some messages with multi-kilobyte MIME inclusions
makes life for people reading the digest. I can at least delete them
unread once I realise what they are without loosing everything else.

The flip side of this is it might be cool if the archive web page had an upload
and download section so people could just say "I uploaded the y2k checker to
the classiccmp web page" instead of including it.

Hmmm. This is starting to sound more and more like a BBS. :)
Jim Strickland
Vote Meadocrat!  Bill and Opus in 2000 - Who ELSE is there?
Received on Sat Jan 09 1999 - 16:21:28 GMT

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