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Re: Should we drop the digest?
Phil Payne wrote:
> But - is the digest itself actually part of the problem?
> Many questions seem to receive two groups of answers - one or
> two immediate replys, and then perhaps two to four a day
> later, when many of us have already forgotten the issue.
I was on the digest for a couple of years. I would always read
through all the digests I had received before posting a
response to any question/statement. I would also hit the
archives on the web to make sure that no one had already posted
the same thing I was about to. I always felt kinda foolish when
I just reiterated something that was already sent by someone
In the past few months, though, I kept getting way behind
on my digests, and stopped reading the list altogether, relying,
instead, on the 20V list for my fix. With the server change,
however, I decided to try something new. I'm now a normal
subscriber. I find that it's easier to crank through the
unnecessary messages one at a time rather than wearing out my
PgDn finger. I'm happier this way, and I think I'll be more
inclined to participate (might _add_ to the WOB).
There is a place for the digest, though. I may be back there
myself once the e-mail admin here at work gets wind of the
quantity of messages I now receive. I don't think getting rid
of it will change much (other than reducing our knowledge base).
There will always be those people who feel the need to share
their opinions, no matter what has been said before them.
'90 CQ 20V - my 'racing-iron' ;^)