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Re: [vox] bandwidth

On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 06:04:03PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

pete - I know you begged us not to reply to this, but I think there is
a very important point to make on this subject - and that is that I
don't give one wit about the bandwidth, and actually strongly disagree
with your guidelines below - I *want* to hear all opinions expressed
freely - yes, even on high-bandwidth days - provided that they are
related to Linux or LUGOD.  It's just the topics I want constrained,
not the bandwidth per se.

> dear all,
> i would like to remind everyone of an important rule of vox:
>    vox has its heavy and light days.  if you find that vox is having
>    a heavy bandwidth day, then you are URGED to think to yourself:
>       "hmmm, do i REALLY want to post this?"
>    if you feel a BURNING NEED to get your opinion out, then go for it.
>    otherwise, please don't post.
> this is called self-regulation.  i've stepped in, behind the scenes, a few
> times when a thread got out of hand.  but honestly, i would prefer to not
> censor peoples' postings.   if we can all act as responsible adults and not
> hit the "r" key when you see 50 vox messages in your inbox, then the
> bandwidth problem will disappear.
> micah and don, please don't unsubscribe yet.  now that i've reminded everyone
> of this important rule, let's see if vox can regulate itself.  if it can't,
> i'll take further actions.
> HOWEVER.  further discussion of bandwidth is not suited for mailing lists.
> we're just perpetuating the problem.  i'm begging everyone to NOT REPLY TO
> THIS EMAIL.  we're having an officer's meeting in a couple of hours and this
> is definitely something that will be discussed.  once we get some headway on
> the problem, we can discuss the problem further at the next meeting.

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