Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 10:04:22 -0500
From: ALICE FABER faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Subject: posting length
This isn't strictly speaking about dialects, however, I think it concerns
everyone on the list, so here goes. Like most of you, I suspect, I was
disconcerted to have the ADS digest last night filled up not only with a
poorly formatted off-topic posting but with 1900 lines of binary file. Given
the size of this garbage, I can imagine that some ADS-Lers had problems with
disk space as a result. In any case, in a fit of whatever, I fired off a
message to the University of Georgia postmaster (we're administered through
them). He informs me that there are things that Natalie, as list owner, can
set; I had asked about a maximum posting length. I know the general issue of
moderation has been discussed before, and rejected, for reasons I agree with.
But there must be something we can do in terms of a filter on message length.
So, how about it folks. If there's a flag that Natalie can set (is there,
Natalie?), that's a one-time effort. I think it would increase everyone's
enjoyment of ADS-L. Comments?
faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]haskins.yale.edu