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Subject: Re: Mailing list Manager statistics
From: Brent @ GreatCircle . COM (Brent Chapman)
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 1995 23:12:50 -0800
To: bourbeau @ kenmoto1 . iii . net (Ken Bourbeau)
Cc: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM

At 00:48 6/28/95, Ken Bourbeau wrote:
>Brent said:
>
>>>Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but this is a list for people who
>>>use mailing list managers.
>>
>>No, it isn't; it's for people who manage mailing lists, regardless of how
>>they do it.  From the "info" file for List-Managers:
>
>
>OK, Thanks Brent, I'm a new subscriber and I thought I was in the wrong
>place. I did subscribe to another list for music list managers but
>traffic was pretty slow there. I was hoping for more generalized
>discussion on topics like handling flames, spams, and legal
>problems like copyright violations and the liability, or lack thereof,
>of the list manager re same. Another issue I'd like to see addressed
>(intro didn't mention a faq) is growing the subscriber base on broad
>based lists such as those I run.  Again I'm not sure I'm in the right
>place. Are managers of broad based (sports, music, politics) lists
>here? Or is this mainly devoted to those dealing with lists of a more
>educational/scientific nature?
>
>As a way of introduction and to add(?) to the thread, I manage 2 lists.
>The larger one, in terms of subscribers, I have automated (majordomo)
>and the smaller one is not (manual).  I think I made a mistake though.
>The one with the smaller subscriber base is much busier, traffic wise,
>because the artist is better known. It seems to me traffic has more
>bearing on the decission to automate than the number of subscribers.
>I wish I had automated the busier/smaller list.
>
>Didn't mean to jump in the thread blind with foot in mouth, just making
>sure I'm on the right list. ;-)

I'd say you've come to the right place; these are exactly the types of
issues that this list was created to discuss.


-Brent

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