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  • Robert M Whiting
    According to the logs, June generated the following message traffic (May numbers in parentheses): Total submissions to list 274 (402) Bounced by Yahoo 44 (36)
    Message 1 of 27 , Jul 2, 2007
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      According to the logs, June generated the following
      message traffic (May numbers in parentheses):

      Total submissions to list
      274 (402)

      Bounced by Yahoo
      44 (36)

      Rejected
      33 (33)

      Posted to list
      197 (333)

      Number of individuals posting
      74 (92)

      Top posters (double figures)

      Charles E. Jones 17 (7)
      Jim West 14 (30)
      Ariel L. Szczupak 11 (10)

      As of the end of June, there are 818 members (811 at the end of
      May) of which 59 are unmoderated.

      Message traffic this month was the slowest of the year so far, which is to
      be expected as many people (in the northern hemisphere) head for summer
      vacations and spend less time at their computers

      On the other hand, the number of messages bounced by Yahoo is the highest
      of the year. Most of these are from spammers and others who are not list
      members, but I also note that a number of members had messages bounced
      when they tried to post from an address other than the one that they are
      registered under.

      I have mentioned this before, but it is possible to set your account so
      that you can post from more than one email address. To do this, from the
      ANE-2 group's home page <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ANE-2/>, click on
      the link "My Groups" near the top at the far right side of the page.
      This will take you to a page that lists the Yahoo groups to which you
      belong. Near the top on the right side of this page you will see a link
      "My Email Preferences". This link will take you to a page that lists all
      the email addresses that are associated with your Yahoo profile. The last
      column in this list is headed "Options". Click on the "Edit" link in the
      row that contains the email address with which you are subscribed to the
      ANE-2 list. This will take you to a page where you can enter "Alternate
      Posting Addresses" for the email address with which you are subscribed.
      After entering the alternate email address(es), do not forget to click
      "Save Changes" before navigating away from the page. If your alternate
      address(es) are not already known to Yahoo, a message will be sent to the
      address(es) you enter asking you to verify them. Once you have done this,
      you should be able to post to the list from any email address that you
      have entered on this page.

      One final note: If you intend to be away from your computer for an
      extended period over the summer and you don't want your mailbox to fill up
      with postings from the list, it is not necessary to leave the list in
      order to prevent this. You can simply turn off email delivery of postings
      without leaving the list. Just go to the group's home page,
      <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ANE-2/>, and click on the "Edit Membership"
      link near the top of the page (near the center beneath the advertising
      banner). This will take you to a page where you can modify your account's
      behavior. Under Step 2. Message Delivery select "Web Only". This will
      turn off email delivery of either individual messages or the daily digest.
      Don't forget to click on "Save Changes" before navigating away from the
      page.

      Bob Whiting
      for the moderators
    • Robert M Whiting
      According to the logs, July generated the following message traffic (June numbers in parentheses): Total submissions to list 447 (274) Bounced by Yahoo 56 (44)
      Message 2 of 27 , Aug 1, 2007
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        According to the logs, July generated the following
        message traffic (June numbers in parentheses):

        Total submissions to list
        447 (274)

        Bounced by Yahoo
        56 (44)

        Rejected
        34 (33)

        Posted to list
        357 (197)

        Number of individuals posting
        78 (74)

        Top posters (double figures)

        Niels Peter Lemche 46 (7)
        Jim West 19 (14)
        David Q. Hall 18 (5)
        Peter T. Daniels 16 (7)
        Charles E. Jones 15 (17)
        Dierk van den Berg 15 (0)
        Tory Thorpe 13 (2)
        Kevin P. Edgecomb 10 (0)
        Frank Polak 10 (1)
        Victor Avigdor Hurowitz 10 (1)

        As of the end of July, there are 818 members (818 at the end of
        June) of which 63 are unmoderated.

        Message traffic this month was surprisingly brisk considering the time of
        year. In fact, even without considering the time of year it was a healthy
        month in terms of postings, having the third highest of the year to date.

        On the other hand, the number of messages bounced by Yahoo sets another
        monthly high mark for the year. Most of these are from spammers and
        it is clear that the list address has made its way onto an increasing
        number of the address lists that spammers use.

        While the membership appears to have been static, this is an instance
        where Occam's Razor will lead you astray. Actually, 11 new members joined
        the list but this was exactly balanced by the 11 members who left or were
        removed. Some who left were old stalwarts, and I assume that they left
        the list because they were expecting to be away from their email for an
        extended period. I have mentioned before that it is not necessary to
        leave the list in these circumstances. In case there may be others who
        will face the same situation this month, I will repeat the instructions
        given previously:

        If you intend to be away from your computer for an extended period over
        the summer and you don't want your mailbox to fill up with postings
        from the list, it is not necessary to leave the list in order to
        prevent this. You can simply turn off email delivery of postings
        without leaving the list. Just go to the group's home page,
        <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ANE-2/>, and click on the "Edit
        Membership" link near the top of the page (near the center beneath the
        advertising banner). This will take you to a page where you can modify
        your account's behavior. Under Step 2. Message Delivery select "Web
        Only". This will turn off email delivery of either individual messages
        or the daily digest. Don't forget to click on "Save Changes" before
        navigating away from the page.

        Bob Whiting
        for the moderators
      • Robert M Whiting
        According to the logs, August generated the following message traffic (July numbers in parentheses): Total submissions to list 205 (447) Bounced by Yahoo 42
        Message 3 of 27 , Sep 1, 2007
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          According to the logs, August generated the following
          message traffic (July numbers in parentheses):

          Total submissions to list
          205 (447)

          Bounced by Yahoo
          42 (56)

          Rejected
          9 (34)

          Posted to list
          154 (357)

          Number of individuals posting
          62 (78)

          Top posters (double figures)

          Jim West 18 (19)

          As of the end of August, there are 823 members (818 at the end of
          July) of which 64 are unmoderated.

          The slump in message traffic expected in July occured in August instead.
          August registered the lowest list participation so far this year.

          On the other hand, the spam continued unabated as the number of messages
          bounced by Yahoo was the third highest of the year. Only one of these
          messages seems to have been from a list member who tried to post from the
          wrong address.

          Bob Whiting
          for the moderators
        • Robert M Whiting
          According to the logs, September generated the following message traffic (August numbers in parentheses): Total submissions to list 342 (205) Bounced by Yahoo
          Message 4 of 27 , Oct 2, 2007
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            According to the logs, September generated the following
            message traffic (August numbers in parentheses):

            Total submissions to list
            342 (205)

            Bounced by Yahoo
            37 (42)

            Rejected
            22 (9)

            Posted to list
            283 (154)

            Number of individuals posting
            77 (62)

            Top posters (double figures)

            Niels Peter Lemche 16 (3)
            Jim West 15 (18)
            Peter T. Daniels 15 (5)
            Victor Avigdor Hurowitz 14 (5)
            Ariel L. Szczupak 10 (5)

            As of the end of September, there are 834 members (823 at the end of
            August) of which 65 are unmoderated.

            Message traffic picked from August, which was the slowest month of the
            year. This is expected as people return to their computers at the end of
            the summer and the new academic year begins.

            Bob Whiting
            for the moderators
          • Christopher Conlan
            Bob, Is there a list of the members who are unmoderated? Chris Conlan ... From: Robert M Whiting To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com Sent:
            Message 5 of 27 , Oct 2, 2007
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              Bob,

              Is there a list of the members who are unmoderated?

              Chris Conlan


              ----- Original Message ----
              From: Robert M Whiting <whiting@...>
              To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Tuesday, 2 October, 2007 3:38:23 PM
              Subject: [ANE-2] September message statistics

              According to the logs, September generated the following
              message traffic (August numbers in parentheses) :

              Total submissions to list
              342 (205)

              Bounced by Yahoo
              37 (42)

              Rejected
              22 (9)

              Posted to list
              283 (154)

              Number of individuals posting
              77 (62)

              Top posters (double figures)

              Niels Peter Lemche 16 (3)
              Jim West 15 (18)
              Peter T. Daniels 15 (5)
              Victor Avigdor Hurowitz 14 (5)
              Ariel L. Szczupak 10 (5)

              As of the end of September, there are 834 members (823 at the end of
              August) of which 65 are unmoderated.

              Message traffic picked from August, which was the slowest month of the
              year. This is expected as people return to their computers at the end of
              the summer and the new academic year begins.

              Bob Whiting
              for the moderators




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            • Robert M Whiting
              ... Yes, but it is for the private use of the moderators. However, if you have the patience you could probably make one for yourself. Each message approved
              Message 6 of 27 , Oct 2, 2007
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                On Tue, 2 Oct 2007, Christopher Conlan wrote:

                > Bob,
                >
                > Is there a list of the members who are unmoderated?

                Yes, but it is for the private use of the moderators. However, if you
                have the patience you could probably make one for yourself. Each message
                approved by a moderator has a header added indicating who approved it and
                when. For example, the message you just posted and that I am replying to
                has the header:

                X-eGroups-Approved-By: nplemche <np13867@...> via web; 02 Oct 2007
                21:01:52 -0000

                Any message that doesn't have this header was posted by an unmoderated
                listmember. All you have to do is check the headers of the messages
                posted to the list and eventually you will find most of the unmoderated
                members. To give you a head start, all the moderators are unmoderated.
                A word of warning, however: some unmoderated members have yet to post to
                the list so you are unlikely to find them all.

                Bob Whiting
                whiting@...
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