Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 06:13:29 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Interesting Free Offer........... Counting votes posted on the list and votes sent to me in direct mail, we seem to be about 50-50 again in 'send=private' vs 'send=public'. Actually the vote is 4-2 in favor of 'send=private' if I count only those votes that have come in since I asked for a decision between (1) 'send=private' and (2) size limitation, but I'm adding Ron and Bethany to the 'send=private' opponents based on their earlier list comments. If others of you have opinions, please make them known either on the list or in direct mail to me. As I've said many times, I see being "list owner" as meaning list mechanic -- taking care of whatever needs to be taken care of to keep the list running. I don't see the list owner (I hate that label) as being the one to make decisions about list style, content, whatever. That's up to the subscribers, IMHO. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] P.S. There's another option that I haven't mentioned because I see some disadvantages of it. But in the spirit of muddy water, I might as well toss it in now. I could change the list settings to 'send=editor' and then have my name/address as first editor and ads-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] as second editor. Since any of the editors can post to a list, that would mean that anybody on the list of subscribers could post. For somebody not on the list of subscribers, the attempted posting would be sent to the first editor -- me. I would then forward it to the list. The only way this would differ from 'send=private' is that mail from non-subscribers would come to me instead of bouncing back to the sender. Then I could post it on the list. The main disadvantage I see to this is that any time I'm away from my computer, mail from a non-subscriber would sit and wait. Normally that wouldn't be more than a few hours, but sometimes when I'm traveling it could be a few days. (That's why I need to learn Perl scripting so that I can automate the ftp/gopher/web filing I do every morning for ADS. Would some of you like to teach me Perl so that the ADS archives won't be behind when I'm away from net access?)