>Again, this goes back to the Computer Shopper analogy. Would this list suffer
>much if there were 1-5 ad messages a day? Dunno.
>I think what's happening here is that someone says "advertising" and people
>immediately see their lists turning into the electronic equivalent of Computer
>Shopper. It doesn't have to be that way.
Actually, I was looking at the *aggregate* effect.
I, and many other folks of my acquaintance, subscribe to *many* lists.
If memory serves, I'm currently subscribed to about 30 mailing lists.
"1-5 ad messages a day" on even 30% of those lists would be a major-
league headache. Assuming that the majority of the membership didn't
have a problem with it, I'd still probably wind up dropping a few lists.
I'll readily admit that I am likely to be an exception to the general rule.