[p2p-research] a short message on our list culture and authority arguments

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Nov 10 12:57:53 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 01:20:13PM +0100, M. Fioretti wrote:

> It makes it sound like the only people who can afford to format their
> email properly are those who have nothing else to do but gazing at
> their navels all day. We're all very busy. In any case:

Since Michael is to busy to format his messages right, I'm unfortunately
too busy to spend any of time time deciphering his writings.
> 1) this is the only list I know that has these problems

Unfortunately, the disease is spreading. Apparently, the intelligence
of many does not reach to the point where they notice that they're
destroying their own communication channel. I've seen it happen too
often to not to care, but I still do.
> 2) I follow several lists where 100+ message a day is the norm, and
>    there are no such problems. Most subscribers are very busy
>    professionals, among them none has the problems you just reported,
>    and the reason is exactly that since we all spend 10 seconds more
>    than you before each post we SEND (=many less that what we all
>    RECEIVE), at the end of the day we've all saved HOURS without
>    losing anything relevant.

Simple enough calculation, one should think. Perhaps too obvious.
> Your call. Just a side question: sometimes ago there was a discussion
> about configuring a message size limit for this list. May I ask if it
> is still the case, and what happens when a message posted to the list
> exceeds that size?

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