[Taxacom] Put a limit on number of submissions

Brian O'Meara omeara.brian at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 13:36:02 CDT 2009

I was curious about the distribution of contributors to taxacom a week  
or so ago, and so I made a word cloud of email addresses of posters (a  
word cloud represents frequency of a word by size of that word). You  
can see Taxacom's (starting with posts sometime in 2006) at <http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1112089/Taxacom_2006-09 
 >. I can send someone the list of addresses if she/he wants to do  
something with them (note that it's just a list of addresses, not  
counts per address).

The word cloud is pretty much as you'd expect, but at least  
interesting to see.


Brian C. O'Meara
Asst. Prof., Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On Sep 17, 2009, at 2:21 PM, Richard Pyle wrote:

> Following a brief [off-list] exchange with Pierre Deleporte, and  
> speaking
> (writing) as a self-acknowledged over-contributor to this list who
> understands both the value of free, open, and detailed intellectual  
> exchange
> *AND* the encumberance of wading through a million Taxacom posts in  
> one's
> inbox (without accidentally deleting an important message), I have  
> decided
> to attempt a self-imposed limit of 3 posts per day (for exactly the  
> reasons
> Pierre mentioned in his recent [on-list] post).
> In order to both remind myself, and inspire (shame?) others, I will be
> adding a new standard line beneath my traditional signature.
> Aloha,
> Rich
> First Post Today
> P.S. I highly suspect that, after the next lull in conversation and
> contributions by me, I will probably forget my pledge and neglect to  
> include
> the additional line under the signature.  If anyone who notices this  
> feels
> so inclined as to send me an [off-list!] reminder of my pledge, I  
> would be
> most grateful.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Rauch
>> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:12 AM
>> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Put a limit on number of submissions
>> Paul,
>> You are correct about the former Taxacom daily posting
>> limits. Taxacom was served up on LISTSERV --a very
>> feature-rich listserver-- for many years, until the license
>> became too expensive.
> [...]
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