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Re: Proposal for Improving our Active Club

Boy, I have mixed feelings about this. There is a lot of traffic, and not all of
it is relevant to my interests. I understand where Glen is coming from.
But many, many  times I have learned a lot by following the give and take
between two or three corespondents. Even if you
think I won't be interested, I might be.

I'd much rather see consistent, clear subject lines that allow us to delete
without even looking at contents...besides, if someone posts something that
the rest of the list feels needs to be more of a one on one, no one wants
100 messages complaining. That would clog up  mailboxs much more than
the current traffic level.

The great thing about this list is that there is a lot of varied traffic:
I want to be able to continue to pick and choose. Clear subject lines make
that easier.

PS: Some may note a change in my signature line...but it is not Audi related!

Tom F.

1990 Audi 200 TQW IA Stage I
1990 VW Syncro Westie (the new one)
1987 Honda Civic 4WD Wagon (For Sale)

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Subject: Proposal for Improving our Active Club
Date:    7/27/95 5:40 PM

I've been on the mailing list for several months now and find this club to
be fun and worthwhile.  It's incredible how active it is which is good since
you get a lot of feedback and bad because lots of the info doesn't always
pertain to you.  Lately, I've been getting 75-125 messages a day which is
becoming unmanageable!  I'm sure that others are having the same problem.

I'd like to propose the following to facilitate the enjoyment and usefulness
of the club.

1.  When replying to someone, consider whether you should reply directly to
that person or the group as a whole.

2.  If you find someone has sent a reply to the group instead of directly to
the originator which adds no value to you and/or is idle chatter, send an
email directly to that person informing them of your lack of interest in
their content.

By using our judgement in the above, our club will grow both in the number
of subscribers and in utility.

Please let me know whether how you all feel about this.  If most of you
concur, maybe these suggestions could be emailed to every new member when
they sign up.