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

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Thu Sep 17 10:00:47 CDT 2009

I agree with John Landolt's perspective although I would not respond
just to the discussants off list as that defeats the purpose of the
list. I am always amazed by the propensity of some people to want a list
that either caters to their view on what should or should not be
discussed, or on how much should be discussed. I suggest they set up
their own lists and dictate accordingly. I have seen that done by some
quite successfully. If you want to be censored according to someone
else's personal preferences, or have the opportunity to censor the topic
or amount of discussion then I say go for it.

John Grehan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of John Landolt
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:54 AM
> To: Robin Leech
> Cc: Taxacom
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Put a limit on number of submissions?
> not
> 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
> John Landolt, Ph. D.
> Research Professor of Biology, Emeritus
> Graduate Faculty
> Shepherd University
> Shepherdstown, WV
> http://shyretiring.blogspot.com/
> 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
> > then try to sell it?
> > Robin
> >
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