Re: Elwood's Fixations

Lloyd Wood (
Sun, 15 Mar 1998 20:37:29 +0000 (GMT)

On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:

> I started thinking about Lloyd's fixation about
> never ending up being archived.

Consider it my commentary on the relative worth and and lasting value
of my own words.

Anything of mine I judge as actually worthwhile for others to spend
time reading for useful information when abstracted completely out of
context once some time has passed, goes to fork rather than to

Stuff of immediacy but long-term irrelevance, and much humour
that would require understanding and context to appreciate, goes to
fork-noarchive; I usually err on the side of caution.

If there was no fork-noarchive, I'd have no reason to be receiving
traffic from this list. The web archive is generally several hours
ahead of my mailbox.

(I'm all for byars, tomw and crook permanently using noarchive.)


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