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Subject: Re: What happened?
From: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 10:40:40 -0800
To: Charlie Summers <charlie @ lofcom . com>
Cc: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: Message from Charlie Summers <charlie @ lofcom . com> of "Thu, 08 Feb 2001 13:11:44 EST." <v03130314b6a88c0b7e2b @ [24 . 104 . 7 . 214]>
References: Message from Charlie Summers <charlie @ lofcom . com> of "Thu, 08 Feb 2001 09:54:47 EST." <v03130300b6a85d3e7b33 @ [208 . 165 . 41 . 145]> <v03130300b6a85d3e7b33 @ [208 . 165 . 41 . 145]> <v03130314b6a88c0b7e2b @ [24 . 104 . 7 . 214]>

On Thu, 8 Feb 2001 13:11:44 -0500 
Charlie Summers <charlie @
 lofcom .
 com> wrote:

> At 12:28 PM -0500 2/8/01, J C Lawrence is rumored to have typed:
>> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001 09:54:47 -0500 Charlie Summers
>> <charlie @
 lofcom .
 com> wrote:

>> I've found the MLM-specific lists to be most useful for that (eg
>> the Mailman lists).

> Er...but doesn't that imply that the mailman lists are doing one
> thing, the lycos lists another, the SmartList lists yet another,
> the...the...

Yes, which is unfortunate.  The other side however is that Mailman
(in this case) has an active population of experience list admins
using it who are willing to talk about list admin issues.  Its not a
frequent thing, but it pops up enough to be more than useful.
Arguably it would be better were there a central/shared venue for
this, but I've yet to find one that was not minimally a catastrophic
victim of its own success (moderating a list is hard work, building
and running a list for list moderators, who know all the games and
rules, doubly so)...

> That is _not_ what I came to this list looking for. I think what
> I'm suggesting is that there needs to be a concerted effort among
> list admins.  Since this isn't the list for it, maybe there's
> another, more vibrant list somewhere else. (Didn't I hear at one
> time of a "LIST-MOM" list? I couldn't find anything about it in a
> non-through web search, but maybe that list or another I don't yet
> know of is where I should be.)

I wish you luck in your search.

-- 
J C Lawrence                                       claw @
 kanga .
 nu
---------(*)                          http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/
--=| A man is as sane as he is dangerous to his environment |=--



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