Re: "Noise" on cohousing-L
From: Diana Leafe Christian (
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 05:38:42 -0800 (PST)
Wow I am really sorry. I NEVER intended to send this private message to my friend Liz to the Coho-L listserv. Judy, this was an error: I guess when I went to type in "Liz" my emailing software got ahold of "Coho-L" by mistake. I didn't see it happen and just . . . sent the message without any idea this would happen.

So, Judy, PLEASE don't get off the Coho-L listserve because of this!

As Fred Olson can verify, I've never sent a personal message on Coho-L before, and hardly ever post on it either. But when I do, it's about cohousing, or is a response to a current thread.

I ask you all to please forgive me. My problem was not watching what came up on the "To" part of my email software, rather than any intention to foist a personal message to everyone on the list!

        Diana Leafe Christian


On Nov 27, 2009, at 8:26 AM, Fred H Olson wrote:

On: Thu, 26 Nov 2009  Judy Wismer <judyw3 [at]> wrote
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]> (but was not distributed)
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Happy Thanksgiving; question about your Japanese

Not sure why you are sending personal messages to this email list.
This is one of the reasons I'm considering getting off this list.
It's too much.
Thank  you

Hi Judy,

I'm sorry the inappropriate message from Diana Leafe Christian got
distributed by cohousing-L. I am confident that it was a mistake in
addressing the email on Diana's part.  But mistakes do happen.

I am also confident that Cohousing-L has relatively fewer such messages,
spam etc ( "Noise" ) than most mailing lists.

If you want assistance unsubscribing, let me know tho I hope you decide to stay subscribed. BTW I did not allow your message to be distributed since it would constitute one more message not about cohousing. (Tho I kept it in the "held" queue, let me know if you want it distributed.) It was held originally because it is apparently the first post you have sent to the
list. (First posts are reviewed to reduce "Noise". )

I also discourage (generally) apologies for and discussion about
inappropriate posts since they consititute noise and the mistakes are
generally recognised by most people. A copy of this message is going to
Diana (Hi ) .

Fred, listserv manager,

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