"Alan S. Harrell" <email@example.com> writes:
> Why can't you simply do as I do and configure your digest to a
> maximum of 55K or smaller?
Nerdnosh is actually a magazine issued daily, and it is archived
strictly by volume and issue number, and the mere suggestion I
would distort that for the sake of folks not serious enough about
Net mail to pay even a penny for it is utterly prepostrous.
> Juno Online Services brags one and a half million accounts. You
> may wish to snub them, but it is they that have the clout -- not
Look, supposing you were designing your operation around participation,
rather than sheer numbers. Much like market research, you would be
interested in the accounts which might bring back returns. I am
interested in readers, yes, but I'm more interested in those willing to
participate. I look at even the inflated numbers given for Juno, and I
see also the many-times more wired connections out there which don't
have the Juno limitations, and - well, the alleged `clout' dissolves.
AOL and Juno have an interest in producing numbers; they sell
advertising on that basis alone. All a vast array of accounts means to
us here on Nerdnosh is the chance of finding more active members. And,
I'm sorry, Juno just doesn't carry that rep with me.
> There are many Internet and Online users in this world that do
> not have a plethora of choices for Internet access.
Many listowners likewise must triage energy and resources. We all must
decide - how much trouble is that account worth in relation to that it
causes? It isn't likely that Juno will have a POP in your neighborhood
and no other access for a more legitimate ISP does.
I don't block Juno accounts. But it's for sure I won't be adapting my
operation to them either, even though, as the old saying goes, some of
my best members - .
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Bowden)
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