Length of contributions LO12049

Richard Karash (rkarash@karash.com)
Fri, 17 Jan 1997 21:57:24 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO12007 --

On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Richard Karash wrote:

> I can think of several dynamics that are probably involved (that is,
> several structures) -- When there are a lot of messages on LO:


> I also think many readers don't have the skills or the software to
> organize msgs, put them in folders, and such (Ben talked about the value
> of this). Skilled people with the right software can manage a huge volume
> of msgs... I wonder if the more prolific posters here are the people who
> have the skills and software to handle the volume? ...

I've been thinking about this a little more... I suspect the people who
have the skills and software to handle volume email are able to respond
right away (say the next day); others who have less control of their email
then tend not to respond because someone else has... They may feel a they
are permanently a few days behind.

I also think there may be an interaction between threads... When one
thread gets lots of notes (like "Disappointment.."), does that tend to
keep people from starting new threads or continuing less active threads?

Some time ago, someone (Jan?) asked, what are the limits to growth of the
LO list. I think some of these dynamics with volume may be part of the

-- Rick

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