Gess Shankar <gess @
# 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?
Relax. New lists always generate an initial spurt of subscriptions,
followed by a burst of questions as everybody asks the one question
they've been dying to get off their chests, then they die down into
almost total silence after a couple of weeks.
Those first couple of weeks can be brutal, though... Ask anyone who
was on Firewalls from the very beginning.
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