|News / notes about the COHOUSING-L mailing list||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 31 Jan 94 00:42:16 CST|
News / notes about the COHOUSING-L mailing list We have around 160 to 170 subscribers now. New subs come in sporadically. I dont know where people hear about the list now, I suspect awareness and mention of us has dispersed fairly broadly tho sparsely across the net and beyond by now. I think the volume of the discussion has been about right for a while now. The big fear is a torrent of messages and indeed some folks unsub because of info overload at present. EXCESSIVE QUOTING Please do quote in moderation or otherwise refer to messages when you add comments but try to avoid quoting previous messages excessively. Netters have to wade thru plenty of verbosity as is... ARCHIVES AVAILABLE Archives of COHOUSING-L are now available going back to the start of the list in Dec 1992. See the seperate message "Helpful COHOUSING-L commands" for the commands. Archives seem to be retrieved on a month at a time basis. Some are broken into several "parts" but requesting a months messages gets all parts with each part in one long email message. HELPFUL COHOUSING-L COMMANDS Please tuck a copy of the "Helpful COHOUSING-L commands" message away somewhere for future reference. You may decide to unsub some time and need it :) Also keep watching those addresses so as not to send the wrong thing out over the list. [Which I did twice this month he says with egg on his face :) ] BTW I obviously prefer commands sent to the listserver over requests sent to me to "please (un)subscribe me" but if you can't get the commands to work or find the "Helpful" note that you tucked away, then feel free to send me a note. DROPPED SUBSCRIPTIONS With 170 subscribers problems develop with some addresses from time to time. For example, some one may graduate and lose their access, forget to unsub and the address/account is finally closed. List messages then start bouncing. My usual response is to simply take such addresses off the list. (I've pretty much stopped sending a seperate "what's up?" inquiry because it usually bounces too... But sometimes the problem is temporary. But I don't always guess right on temporary versu permanent problems. SOOOOO.. If you stop getting mail from the list for a week or more say, particularly after there's been a problem at your site. Feel free to send me a note or better yet send a simple SET COHOUSING-L command to check your sub (See the message "Helpful COHOUSING-L commands" ) This assumes you want to get stuff from the list :) SYSOP STILL HANGING IN THERE Tho I get behind a bit on occassion in responding to inquiries, error messages, etc I'm still enjoying running the list and expect to be able to do sysop duty for the forseeable future. For future reference tho if anyone has interest in the sysop task or access to an alternate / back up listserver, drop me a note. Fred H. Olson fholson [at] uci.com WB0YQM Sysop of COHOUSING-L mailing list 1221 Russell Av N Minneapolis, MN 55411 612) 588-9532
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