X-Message-Number: 3498
From:  (David Stodolsky)
Subject: CRYONICS: Re: CryoNet #3499
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 94 10:37:11 +0100 (CET)

In Regards to your letter <>:
>   (1) We can have a default CryoNet digest list that filters out
>       messages with special keywords (such as "POLITICS") in the
>       Subject line.  (Of course, people on that list would be
>       notified that filtered messages had arrived and would be
>       able to retrieve them upon request, but their digests would
>       not include them by default.)

This is an impoverishment of service compared to the old system. It
would probably mean "POLITICS" posts would come over on the main list.
Keep the old setup until the move is finished.

The cost structure is arbitrary and should not be a factor in determining
list operations. Get the structure right from a social standpoint
and then find the right provider/cost arrangement. An incorrect organisation
will mean a lot of wasted reader time. Cost is about 25 cents per
subscriber/month. If a structure saves me *one* minute a month, it
more than balances off the entire cost of the service.


David S. Stodolsky, PhD               Internet: 
Tornskadestien 2, st. th.       (C)         Tel.: + 45 38 33 03 30
DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark               Fax: + 45 38 33 88 80

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