> From: Allan Newsome <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> <<So why am I here? Answer: I dunno. But the bigger question is -- why
> is list-managers here? Because it seems it simply isn't used unless
> someone wants to complain about what someone else is doing.>>
> AMAN. I've only been on this list for about a month but so far there
> has been NOTHING helpful from this list. The only thing I've learned is
> that those that speak out the most on here HATE AOL.
I'd suggest that Allan give it time, 30 days is hardly a large sample,
especially the last 30 days.
I think that this list tends to vary in usefulness more than most other
lists I'm on. Yes, a large part of the time it consists primarily of
preaching or carping. (And I think we've ALL done our share of both.)
And lately it seems to be predominantly that.
But if I have a SERIOUS list management issue, this is still the place
I will turn to, because this is where the list managers still can be reached.
I actually rather like Chuq's suggestion of a list-manager-future list,
for discussion of future possibilities for list management software (or
even for pie-in-the-sky ideas like mine to re-define the Internet based on
a utility billing model), but I don't see how creating such a list would
really detract from the potential usefulness of THIS list, and I would hope
that Chuq and other active list managers would remain on this list, even
if they have to tune it out a large percentage of the time.