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Re: Our pal, Netcom

I have made the offer to host this list several times on my system. My other
mailing lists have much greater traffic than atlantia-l, with no major


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On Tue, 9 Jan 1996, John Strauss wrote:

> Tanner,
>         I think that atlantia-l is a fine and wonderful thing.
> But it really does seem as if Netcom is choking it.
>         Atlantia-l goes beyond the fun of chatting with friends.
> It is also potentially a powerful communication tool in the event
> of some emergency that impacts the kingdom. There is probably at
> least one person per branch that subscribes. Those people could
> be used to relay complex messages quickly throughout Atlantia and
> get responses back.
>         As chancellor, I can certainly say that atlantia-l's
> contribution to University Atlantia has been significant.
>         But large lag times between when a message is sent and
> delivered cripples this list. I sent out a winter storm warning
> on this list, Friday. It hasn't gone out, yet. Sometimes, they
> never do get out.
>         This list used to be fairly vigorous, with lots of inane
> chatter mixed with some true gems; and all of it welcome contact
> with friends, when it all comes down to it. Now it's mostly quiet.
> I think the lag time has been a factor in that, as well.
>         I request that you look for a different home for the list.
> Messages from netcom accounts are distributed with no real delay;
> but everyone else gets highly variable results, with 4 days being
> the apparent average. (You watch: THIS message will post within
> 2 hours. There is a corrolary of Murphy's Law which states that,
> when you try to prove the law, something will go RIGHT in order
> to screw you....)
>         Thanks,
>                 Henry
> (sent 1/9 @ 0435)