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Subject: Bandwidth reduction
From: "Lazlo Nibble" <lazlo @ swcp . com>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 17:39:36 -0600 (MDT)
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com (lm)

> Has anyone seen or heard of (or taken a guess at) the likely bandwidth use 
> reduction effect of encouraging posters to economise with sig files and 
> truncating/paraphrasing messages to which they are replying, first from a 
> list point of view and secondly from an overall Internet perspective?

In these days of real-time streaming A/V over the Internet, sigs and quoting
really aren't a bandwidth issue anymore.  They're definitely an "annoyance
to the people who have to read the messages" issue, though, and that's why
my list guidelines mention them.

::: Lazlo (lazlo @
 swcp .

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