This is a topic I alluded to in an earlier post but now I actually have to
deal with: tremendous list membership growth. In less than a year my
"weights" list has gone from under 500 subscribers and a mailing (it's
digest-only) pretty much every day to over 1400 subscribers today and
days with more than one mailing due to the number of contributions not
uncommon. It's so big that I can only send the issues out at night or
face the wrath of everybody here for clogging up the mail queue.
Actually my main reason for asking about the list breakup is the volume
of contributions rather than the number of subscribers. People are actually
leaving the list because they don't want to wade through all of the
contributions. I want people to find the list useful but if it's too
cluttered, it becomes less useful.
I've started a discussion on the list of possibly narrowing the focus of
the list and breaking off part into a newsgroup so we'll see how that goes.
I guess my question is, how are you folks handling this recent growth spurt
(if you're seeing one)? Is your volume becoming such that there's just
too much information? How are your machines handling the volume? If
you think things are bad now, what do you think is going to happen in
the next year?
Michael Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
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