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On Fri, 2 Dec 1994 09:02:43 -0600 MISSY PRICE said:
>Jeremy commented:
>
>>The killed messages from the trial period are in the SCREEN-L archives
>>currently.
>>
>>If we continued to go with moderating, though, I will *not* be able to
>>store the killed messages on an ongoing basis.  When a message gets killed
>>it'll just be dead dead dead.
>>
>>Sent to a watering cyber-grave.
>
>Normally this wouldn't bother me.  But, what about some type of
>statistical notation of how many killed messages there were... and for
>what reason?
 
Course, it's just a matter of time and the lack thereof.  As SCREEN-L's
maintainer I spend about 1/2 an hour per day every day dealing with error
messages caused by defunct addresses.  (I see the freakin' things in
my sleep.)  Moderating is comparatively pleasant:  I read (fast), I
hit a key and a macro sends it off to SCREEN-L.
 
But I can't afford to increase the time spent moderating SCREEN-L so I can't
afford to do anything with killed messages.  Now, if I were preparing a
paper on computer-mediated communication and needed some data, I might
find those stats right handy.  But for now, I just can't handle it.
 
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          I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk
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          I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
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