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Re: deluge of messages on crosstalk

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  • Bob Schacht
    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. Bob
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 31, 2001
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      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.
      Bob
      Assistant moderator


      At 12:26 AM 8/1/01 +0000, mgrondin@... wrote:
      >--- James Barlow wrote:
      > > ... 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.
      >
      >Mike G.
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