Re: deluge of messages on crosstalk
- I want to assure the list that the moderators began dealing with this
situation this afternoon.
I regret that we did not start dealing with it sooner.
At 12:26 AM 8/1/01 +0000, mgrondin@... wrote:
>--- James Barlow wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > ... I have received in the past week over 400 XTalk msgs. and my
> > meager response amounts to only a small percentage of this.
>Your "meager response" of 55 messages (today only) amounts to over
>12% of the theoretical weekly total of 455 messages, even if none
>of the other 400 were yours, which is not the case. Since there are
>dozens of contributing members, if everyone was as self-centered as
>you, we'd be getting over a thousand messages a day. It's nice for
>you, I'm sure, that your thought has been so stimulated, but I can
>think of few people from whom I would like to hear on each and every
>issue that arises here. Certainly not someone whose typical message
>contains one or two cryptic lines appended to a lengthy quote of the
>entire note to which they're responding. I believe that you owe the
>members a more adequate explanation for this appalling behavior, and
>assurances that we will not be the recipients of further massive and
>monopolistic "dumping" of messages onto the list.
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