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>Also yesterday I could not readily open my mail, necessitating
>    more-than-a-
>little hacking to get the mailbox open.  It does this when the memory is
>overloaded.
 
    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
    commands.
 
    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.
 
 
    Jeremy Butler
 
    SCREEN-L Coordinator
    JBUTLER@UA1VM
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