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Subject: Re: Listserve vs News
From: Gess Shankar <gess @ knex . gwinnett . COM>
Organization: Knowledge Exchange, GA, US of A
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 92 19:57:05 EST
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <9212012045 . AA02541 @ palm30 . cray . com>

Gwinnett.COM!emory!!dmb writes:
[stuff deleted for brevity]
> for small groups talking about subjects of limited interest.  That's part of
> the reason that the Newsgroup creation guidelines require 100 more yes-votes
> than no-votes.  If you can't even get 100 yes-votes, you probably should
> operate as a mail list.
I am a novice list operator (2 days old). The subject matter is multimedia
under OS/2. Due to very light traffic on this subject in various comp.os.os2
newsgroups, I felt a mailing list might be in order. But on the first day
of announcement, I got about 100 subscriptions. Subs are still trickling
in. Does this mean, I should have proposed a multimedia newsgroup creation
rather than launch a list?

I have about 10 postings today exploding to 1000+ mail messages. Feelings
are similar to Adam, who said to Eve, "Stand back, I don't know how big
this thing is going to get!". ;-)

Do the lists keep growing or do they reach an optimum level and tend to
stay at that level with additions canceling out sign-offs?

Bemused list owner.

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