From: Nick Brooke <>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 09:43:18 -0000

Howard writes:

> As for subscribers, I recommend setting your subscription to Digest
> It will come about as often as the Glorantha digest does.

That's not the problem. The problem is that a direct-reflecting mail list doesn't include the statutory "pause for thought" which has made the Glorantha Digest the erudite and communicative place it is today. IMO, the signal-to-noise ratio is directly affected by the infrequency of the Digest. The Egroups (and other) direct mailing lists I belong to are irritatingly "bitty," because posters are trying to "get their retaliation in first," rather than writing considered and complete missives. Saying that subscribers "can" receive Egroups in Digest form is all very well; what I would prefer is for the direct-mail option to be unavailable to *anyone* who isn't a moderator.

Since Graham Robinson is happy to take on moderating the Majordomo Digest (and possesses the necessary skills, aptitude, interest, hardware, etc.), and since more than three fifths of the voters in Loren's poll think that moving to Egroups is a Bad or Very Bad idea (and note that this comes from people prepared to sign up to Egroups to register their opinion!), while only a seventh think it is at all Good*, I think we have an acceptable answer in the making.

So my vote's for Majordomo under Graham. Our past Majordomo administrators have done such a *smashing* job with this Digest that I say, "Why mess with perfection?"

BTW, this has nothing to do with distrusting Yahoo/Egroups (not that I don't).

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