From: esaf...@gmuvax2.gmu.edu (Ed Saffle aka L. Ron Hoover)
Subject: linux activists not very active
Summary: what happened?
Sender: esaf...@gmuvax2.gmu.edu (Ed Saffle)
Organization: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1992 15:57:19 GMT
I've noticed a distinct decrease in the volume of mail in the activists
mailing list. Say, down to 0 now! I think i've seen snatches of conversation
about the list...but our newsfeed is VERY behind! Can anyone mail me
and tell me why? Just curious is all...
From: a...@cs.hut.fi (Ari Lemmke)
Subject: Re: linux activists not very active
In-Reply-To: email@example.com's message of Sun, 13 Dec 1992 15:57:19 GMT
Sender: use...@nntp.hut.fi (Usenet pseudouser id)
Organization: Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1992 02:10:56 GMT
In article <1992Dec13.155719.22...@gmuvax2.gmu.edu> esaf...@gmuvax2.gmu.edu
(Ed Saffle aka L. Ron Hoover) writes:
:I've noticed a distinct decrease in the volume of mail in the activists
:mailing list. Say, down to 0 now! I think i've seen snatches of conversation
:about the list...but our newsfeed is VERY behind! Can anyone mail me
:and tell me why? Just curious is all...
Once again ;-) should this be FAQ?
Linux-Activists should now be running. The list has
been disabled due the problems it caused; too high
mail volume. Now many channels are digested - I'm
still going to make it better, even allow some
people send to digested channel undigested mails
(moderators?). I reprogrammed everything using perl,
because it has nice string functions .. and it is
Digested channels are:
680x0 configs doc
fsf gcc interviews
kernel mgr msdos
net normal scsi
serial slip sound
tape term uucp
These are currently sent daily. When Mail-Net configuring
gets better I might change some digested channels
sent twice in a day etc. Lists having less than about
50 users are sent directly.
The system is going to look soon like mail based "irc" ..
and give more service for ALPHA/BETA testers, for which
the list mainly appear. There are much more better places
to ask FAQs, like "telnet your.archie.site","login: archie",
I'm going to release Mail-Net sources, so you can spread
yafv (Yet Another Finnish Virus) ... irc to mailing lists ;-)