[Mailman-Users] Switch to quarterly reminders

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sat Nov 9 05:48:31 CET 2002

On Fri, 8 Nov 2002 19:30:57 -0800 
Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com> wrote:
> On Friday, November 8, 2002, at 02:35 PM, J C Lawrence wrote:

> I'd argue it's more likely the footer for discussion lists. I did some
> experimenting with regular postings a few years ago (way pre-mailman),
> and found that there wasn't much difference between posting bi-weekly,
> monthly, and not at all, at least in terms of helping the casual
> user. They don't keep a copy of it, so it's never there when they want
> it (so they simply blat at the list). And the more often you post it,
> the more likely people simply tune it out as noise. That's one reason
> why I started experimenting with footer language instead, and
> pre-mailman, simply stopped sending regular postings. It just seemed
> like they were mostly bit-bucketed.

Okay, but that doesn't explain the rash of unsubscribes every month on
an otherwise active discussion list.

> Personally, I think monthly is "about right". I'm not ready to do away
> with them, especially since 2.1 can hook the bounce systme into
> them. but I'm still unsure just what good they do, either.


J C Lawrence                
---------(*)                Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas. 
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