On Sat, 23 Apr 1994, Sharon Shea wrote:
> I had some complaints about too much traffic at around 100, but although
> the lists are both at around 500 now, the quality of the conversations
> has improved and there is no problem following threads. I think this is
> due in part to the fact that these lists have had time to grow at a
> gradual rate. Newcomers a one or two a day, they lurk for awhile, get a
> good sense of the regulars, and fit in after a bit.
Interesting. I run some lists too. Have had some people quit due to
volume, but most seem to gret their teeth and stay on if they're
interested. I can't help but wonder what the ceiling is on size. You
know, 1000, 3000? I also wonder how folks keep track of the message
threads, and whether that changes as list size grows. Any thoughts?
> Also, I've done advertising for the lists in places where the people
> interested in these topics would hang out. This is both on-line
> (advertizing on other lists, gopher services) and in paper publications.
> I trek about on foot and contact people about this personally. I think
> this sort of effort pays off in list quality.
This is very interesting too. I wonder if you're associated with the
woman-started group that spun off of the Well? I read some articles about
a women-only group, and wonder if that's your org.?
It isas a BBS or something. Or perhaps a conferencing facility like the
How does one "advertise" in a gopher service? I understand print media
and word of mouth. But, where do you "park" an add on a gopher?