[email] Excellent post on the life-cycle of a mailing list. Stage Five: ‘Discomfort with diversity (the number of messages increases dramatically; not every thread is fascinating to every reader; people start complaining about the signal-to-noise ratio; person 1 threatens to quit if *other* people don’t limit discussion to person 1’s pet topic; person 2 agrees with person 1; person 3 tells 1 & 2 to lighten up; more bandwidth is wasted complaining about off-topic threads than is used for the threads themselves; everyone gets annoyed)’

The Life-Cycle of a Mailing List

This entry was posted on Monday, December 10th, 2001 at 8:01 pm and is filed under Email.

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Oh, you know, it’s far too tempting to say something. Not me, though. I’m just going to go and sit in the corner and maintain a respectful silence. :-)

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