Re: Handling email

From: Barbara Simons <simons_at_acm_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 21:55:34 CST

I guess I'm not interested in an announcements-only list. I had hoped to be
able to participate on a list that discussed policy issues and perhaps some
broad (not detailed) technical issues. But I don't want to receive two
"Good job" responses for every posting. There should be a way for one
person to collect positive and negative responses so that we don't all have
to see them.

I guess that's not the style of folks on this list. So, it probably makes
sense for me to withdraw for now.

If you want to think about a different model, the systers list grew very
rapidly, and it quickly became necessary to impose discipline on the
members, since otherwise people would be overwhelmed by email. "Me too"
emails were strongly discouraged, as were flames. I dropped off of systers
a few years ago, because I found that it was starting to get repetitive.
But I think it's pretty impressive that a list with over 2500 members was
able to exist and thrive.

Email is getting out of hand for everyone, but, as I said when I started
this discussion, this is not my list and it's certainly not my call.

I wish OVC well. If something really interesting happens, I hope someone
will tell me.


On 11/4/04 17:04, "Arthur Keller" <> wrote:

> I'm happy to create and maintain an announcements-only list. Quite a
> number of people in the past have removed themselves from the mailing
> list because they were getting too many messages. So in the next few
> days, I will create an announcements-only list. I'll announce to the
> group when the list is ready, and then people can be added. All of
> our donors who are not on our discussion list should also be added.
> Best regards,
> Arthur
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