Draft of text for Sources instructions.
MACRIDES at WFEB2.BITNET
Tue Jan 7 16:19:00 EST 1992
Rob Harper wrote:
> When I managed te BioSci lists at Irlearn, the problem of
> DISK QUOTA EXCEEDED was encounted almost every week. It looks
> like computer centers in the UK only give a limited disk quota
> to their users. If a user does not clean out his mail box, or
> read his mail for a couple of weeks then you get mail bouncing
> back to the list. Since sources tend to be large multiple
> postings, I would forsee that a E-mail distribution list
> for sources would create problems for the managers of the BioSci
I typically get 1 or 2 bounce-backs from the UK due to exceeded disk
quotas for my relatively long winded messages. I guess it would be more for
source postings. So I guess I can't have what I want and how I want it ;-(.
Oh well, somehow I'll survive 8-).
> I would not be happy with E-mail distribution of sources,
> mainly because I would not like to be held responsible for a
> network meltdown due to looping mail a thousand lines long.
I remember that incident well, and what a tragic loss it seemed when
you dropped out for several months. That's why I had second thoughts and
suggested an *unmoderated* bionet.sources.d/SRC-DISC, for which you wouldn't
be held responsible.
Thanks for the instructions on how to KILL messages from MACRIDES 8-).
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