At 01:17 PM 5/23/99 +0300, Brock Rozen wrote:
>Doesn't receiving a copy of the posted message indicate that it was sent out?
Not always. We've had problems with some people getting it and some not.
Also, there is a huge time lag. (Although I risk getting yelled at AGAIN
by Jason for mentioning Listserv, Mj2 is much slower when distributing to
400 people. Listserv slows down on big lists also, but you get that little
confirmation message and you don't worry about the hour or two it takes
to get the post back.
>Sorry -- I fail to see the practical use of such a feature, simply because
>I think that it's incorporated in some fashion or another now anyhow.
I'm repeating myself here, but packaging information in a friendly
form is NOT the same as requiring people to wait a couple of hours
and execute a few extra commands every time they make a post.
My reason for asking is that subscribers want it. If we make our
decisions on what subscribers want, we'll probably have different
code than if we try to decide what programmers are capable of
doing for themselves. If we keep saying "but you can do these
things for yourself and derive from them the same information
that you want the server to deliver", aren't we sort of saying
that only experts should use the software?