>Also yesterday I could not readily open my mail, necessitating
>little hacking to get the mailbox open. It does this when the memory is
Yes, folks, we do need to take care when sending stuff to SCREEN-L that
is rilly rilly long--anything over, say, 150 lines (picking a number
arbitrarily, but that would be about six screens worth of stuff on my
computer). Most of us have limited space on our colleges'
mainframes/VAX's and an overloaded mailbox can jam things up.
In fact, the listserver itself (the software which enables this whole
process) cannot handle files above a certain length. I haven't quite
disentangled it all, but I think at least one of the TWIN PEAKS files
was stopped at the listserver and was not distributed.
So, in the future, why don't we just make a gentleman/woman's
agreement not to post material longer than 150 lines.
>Didn't Jeremy arrange a FTP (or something) to make such files available to
>them's as wants 'em?
Yes, indeedy! And you don't even have to know or be able to use FTP
(File Transfer Protocol). SCREEN-L's FILELIST holds text files which
may be retrieved through normal mail channels, using a simple set of
When I have a free moment I'll put some of that TWIN PEAKS material on
SCREEN-L FILELIST, and send an announcement out about its availability.
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