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Re: Looking for a new home.

From: "Stuart Ford" <sford@v...>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 23:30:16 -0500
Subject: Re: Looking for a new home.

I have been toying with the idea of adding a threaded message group to
web page, but I could set up a stand alone mail server just for the
purpose.  I would like and input you could give on either idea.

Stuart Ford

> From: Adam Delafield <>
> To:
> Subject: Looking for a new home.
> Date: Tuesday, November 12, 1996 8:12 AM
> Date sent:  12-NOV-1996 16:57:41 
> I don't want to alarm people, but we have a problem.
> This mailing list is now nearly 4 times larger than it was originally
> intended to be. Now this is a good thing, and a sign things are going
> well UNLESS it's your computer it's running on.
> The list is beginning to get to a size where it effects the system
> at Bolton, eating the mail que whenever a message is sent. It could be
> a problem in the very near future.
> So I have to ask, is there anyone out there who can take over this
> I know I've asked before, but this time it's serious.
> There are roughly 200+ subscribers to the list, that's 150 too many.
> We are  left with several options.
> 1.) Somewhere else can take over the list, lock stock and barrel.
> It doesn't have to be a fast list, or anything fancy. Just something
> that works and has capacity that won't be missed. (If I could fix it
> so that all the days mail is sent at midnight, that could work. But
> I don't think our mail server works that way).
> 2.) Someone can create a second list, and we can link the two. The
> current list taking all uk and europe subscribers, and another list
> taking the rest of the world. Just have the lists as members of
> eachother, but with NoRepo set.
> 3.) Move over to a News Group. or something.
> We could probably swing a vote for r.g.m.sf 
> 4.) Disband the list, and be left with r.g.m.m only
> Problem with 3 and 4 is that not everyone has news access.
> Take the above seriously. The list has grown beyond all expectations,
> is in serious danger of becoming a victim of it's own success.
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