[Taxacom] Put a limit on number of submissions? Maybe, maybe not

John Landolt JLANDOLT at shepherd.edu
Thu Sep 17 09:53:54 CDT 2009

Dear Robin and other Taxacomers:

As a listserv "lurker" (I haven't posted anything for quite a while)  
I do find the frequent small group "discussions" and dialogs lead to  
occasional delete key "cramping" but I also find some of the  
exchanges can be edifying (and some days Taxacom traffic is all I get  
in my inbox!).

I wonder if the problem lies in the ease with which one can click the  
"reply to all" button compared to typing or copying just the address 
(s) of the one or two people sharing one's "deep" interest in a  
particular topic.

On balance, I'm willing to risk loss of edification through my too  
quick use of  the "delete" button rather than imposing an arbitrary  
limit to postings. I do hope that this discussion gets everyone more  
sensitive to a need to use the "reply to all" more judiciously.  My  
(less than) two cents.

Cheers to everyone.


John Landolt, Ph. D.
Research Professor of Biology, Emeritus
Graduate Faculty
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV

On Sep 17, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Robin Leech wrote:

> For my two-bits worth, when I see 15 or more TAXACOM messages
> in my in box, and most are from 3 to 5 members, I no longer even
> bother to read them.  I simply delete.
> Why don't these wordy guys write a book with all their rantings in it,
> then try to sell it?
> Robin

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