Hrm, well _I_ think that they should reference ex-FoRKers in
chronological order! I'd be in the first dozen or so!
> 2) So, let me get this straight - we are strictly barred from emailing
> timBL@w3.org directly to ask for help with our sick parakeets. But
> it's perfectly ok if I want to mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for some
> communal group therapy for my sick parakeet Fifi, and TBL just becomes
> one of the fellas who suggests cold compresses and a vacation in
> tropical Tahiti? Wow, I've never mingled with royalty before (does
> Rohit count?) I'm getting all tingly :-). [Psst - remind me someone -
> which is the shrimp FoRK and which is the salad FoRK.]
Um, sick parakeet? Stick a fork it it, it's a bloody dead bird! It's
> I assume that real old timers like JoeB, Mark, Adam, DMZ, and Wayne
> are already accounted for in the dist-obj-nofork set.
> Summary: maintaining dist-obj-nofork is probably more hassle than it's
Agreed. And, in truth, if folks post properly, sendmail will take
care of duplicates that actually are the same address. I.e. I'm
just about ready to kill dist-obj-nofork because (1) it's too much
hassle to maintain and (2) since FoRK is quite a bit smaller,
there should be a fork-nodist-obj@xent instead.
> Anybody got a problem with any of that? Speak now or forever hold
> your peace...
> Also, this is hardly a 'my dick is longer than your dick' competition.
Let's not go there.
> We're actively concerned about dist-obj growing beyond the point where
> it can no longer serve its original purpose, as a quiet, thoughtful,
> reflective place.
(In best Beevis imitation) - "Heehee, he said 'reflective'."
> We got so noisy in the last few days (no thanks to loudmouths like
> Adam and me - and Doug Lea) - that we're now dumping our garbage on
> FoRK's front lawn - let's see how they like it for a change :-).
We went from 1.1 msg/day average to almost 8! Let's hope it settles
down a bit.
On another note, I did a survey of the last few dozen posts to try
to determine why threading wasn't working as well as it might in
the dist-obj archive.
The two main things I learned:
(1) All broken threads thus far are caused by M$ products not
providing In-Reply-To: and References: headers and incorrectly
munging subject lines. <sigh>
(2) _A lot_ more people use VM/(X)Emacs than I had originally thought
for email. Of particular note are Doug Lea, Patrick Logan, Paul
Benninghoff, and myself. Those who use Netscrape seem to be using
version 4 which, in general, Does-The-Right-Thing. Somehow this is
both surprising and not surprising at the same time. I think we
can partially thank Dave M. for that.
On a related email-ish note, I just got mail from Ken Arnold
about COOTS and noticed that he uses CDE dtmail. Eeeek! Boy,
talk about a dyed-in-the-wool Sun-head!
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