X-Message-Number: 16879
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2001 02:47:14 -0400
From: "Kevin Q. Brown" <>
Subject: Posting Rule Change for CryoNet

I just modified the CryoNet software so that the maximum
message size now is 20 KB rather than 40 KB and so that
no more than four messages from the same source will be
included in a nightly digest.  (By coincidence, this is
almost exactly what Charles Platt suggested.)  When the
number of messages from the same poster exceeds four, the
treatment is the same as for messages that are too long;
the digest includes a brief explanation that tells readers
how to retrieve the fifth, sixth, etc. messages from the
archives, but the text of those messages is not included
in the digest.

That brief explanation, for messages excluded from the digest,
now is improved so that it includes a URL as well as email
retrieval instructions.  As a result, the nightly digests
now automatically replace the text of messages from prolific
posters with URLs to those messages, which is exactly what I
recently requested be done manually.

I hope that this change is agreeable to the CryoNet readers.

    Kevin Q. Brown

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