Our own very wise Tex Texin said:
> Whenever we have this much mail we start to see lots of
Statistically speaking, Mr. Texin is right as rain in
April. In this instance, however, I must report that
he is temporarily factually challenged (i.e., statistics
gathered over the last three halves of a day refute his
Statistically speaking, over the course of known history,
Mr. Texin is correct: avalanches of off-topic ramblings
on this list frequently lead to acute measurable increases
in decreasing participation.
Over the course of this vulgar discussion, however,
I am ecstatic to report a negative loss of audience.
This must prove something, but I am inexplicably reluctant
to exclaim "QED!"
With warmest regards from your cheery statistician,
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