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Why bother with separate lists?

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Bernie Cosell
March 19, 2002 00:45
Why bother with separate lists?
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For all of the last several golf matches, essentially *all* of the 
traffic specific to a single tournament has been on a very small number 
of threads [to their credit, the golfers have stuck to reasonable and 
consistent 'subject' lines rather than lots of random non-threaded ones]. 
That means that in almost any mail client, it is just a couple of key 
strokes to 'kill' a thread or two and make the entire 'tournament' 
essentially cease to exist [as far as you're concerned].

None of the traffic on the list is all that high [what... ten messages a 
day, if that much, for a particular tournamet??] so I'd say -- it is all 
fun for *some* of us, so keep it on fwp, just be careful with subject 
lines and let folk use their mail clients to 'tune out' what they choose 
not to want to see [I can only say that that's what I some point 
the discussion of one of the TPRs got too involved in minutiae I wasn't 
following so I killed the thread and I don't even know [or care] how much 
longer it went on..].


Bernie Cosell                     Fantasy Farm Fibers     Pearisburg, VA
    -->  Too many people, too few sheep  <--          

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