>>>>> "DWR" == Darren Wyn Rees <email@example.com> writes:
DWR> How on earth do *you* experienced list gurus go about
DWR> collecting/preparing /collating your list statistics for general
DWR> 'management' decisions?
You might want to start with something like logmail, which you can grab
from ftp.hpc.uh.edu in /pub/majordomo. It generates some useful reports
about top posters and subjects and distribution of messages per day and per
hour of the day. It is not list-specific; you just pipe messages to it or
run it over an mbox file.