RE: off topic emails

From: Tom Emerson (
Date: Mon Aug 23 1999 - 16:56:55 EDT


What do people think about the following options:

- Create multiple mailing lists, unicode-announce, unicode-development,
- Add digest support to each of these. The traffic wouldn't always be so bad
if we had digests that could be skimmed quickly once a day.
- Set up, as Heinz suggests, an NNTP server at for each of the
above groups and mirror the mailing lists to these. That would allow people
to see threaded discussions.

I'm sure we (Basis Technology) could provide support for hosting these.


Tom Emerson                                          Basis Technology Corp.
Sr. Language Hacker                      
  "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"

-----Original Message----- From: [] Sent: Monday, August 23, 1999 4:07 PM To: Unicode List Subject: RE: off topic emails

You hit the nail on the head! I'm getting to this point too, where I ask myself whether I should unsubscribe, although once in a while their is some useful information coming across. I acutely like to suggest to the Unicode Con. to create a Unicode news group, to encourage all subscriber to move the discussion from this e-mail alias over to the news group and to use this e-mail list for announcements and changes in the Unicode standard and its consortium.

Thanks Heinz

Heinz Baumann Software Development Manager AutoCAD Software Development Design Solutions Group Autodesk Inc. E-mail:

> -----Original Message----- > From: Tex Texin [] > Sent: Monday, August 23, 1999 12:21 PM > To: Unicode List > Subject: off topic emails > > > The number of mails that are off-topic (or at least I consider > off-topic) > is getting high enough that I have to consider unsubscribing. > (For me the cost of downloading and/or deleting is significant.) > > Should the list become more pertinent or should we risk losing > subscribers? > > > -------------------------------------------------------------- > ----------------------------------------- > Progress is a proud sponsor of the 15th International Unicode > Conference > Aug. 30 - Sept 2 San Jose, California > > -------------------------------------------------------------- > ----------------------------------------- > Tex Texin Director, International Products > > Progress Software Corp. Voice: +1-781-280-4271 > 14 Oak Park Fax: +1-781-280-4949 > Bedford, MA 01730 USA > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------

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