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[ontolog-forum] Inundated by the postings? - you can choose 'digest' or

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:26:10 -0700
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Looks like we are getting a very exciting dialog going about 
"Database and Ontologies" (or whatever tangent that takes the 
community off too. This is great! ... and I hope we can all get 
something out of it, professionally.    (01)

Thanks to all for their contribution ... do keep it up!    (02)

That said, this is not for everyone either. ... The following is 
an edited version of the exchange I just had with a member of the 
community. I hope this serves as a FAQ answer to those who cannot 
afford the time (or have no immediate interest in the topic being 
heatedly debated.)    (03)

 > [member] If I continue to receive drivel like this one, I
 > will soon insist that you remove me from the list.    (04)

[ppy] We don't usually get that much traffic ... someone must 
have struck the right chord ... Sorry! :-)    (05)

Before asking to be unsubscribed, I want to run two other options 
by you about our mailing list. We can actually set the list 
distribution 3 different ways:    (06)

(i)   the default distributes postings to a subscriber's inbox 
(which is the option you are in now, by default.)    (07)

(ii)  a daily digest option (where the whole day's messages gets 
rolled into one, and that gets delivered to your inbox.)    (08)

(iii) a 'no mail' option, where nothing gets delivered to your 
inbox, and you go catch up on community exchanges at the forum 
archives (see archive at: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/).    (09)

The only difference between (iii) and my unsubscribing you all 
together is, psychologically, whether or not you are still part 
of the community. Makes no difference in terms of the 
availability of the content to you. (Of course, members do get to 
post to the forum, and non-members don't.)    (010)

That's the virtue (and the sin) of the 'open' Internet. Neither 
you or I have (or want to have) control over it. I hope the 
options I presented above would help mitigate the situation. All 
options are open to you ... and you, alone, decide, when and how 
you like to engage.
//    (011)

That said, I don't want to see anyone leave the community because 
it's started to get interesting. Therefore if you just don't want 
that much traffic, drop me a note, and I can set you up for 
options (ii) or (iii) (mentioned above). You can actually do it 
yourself too (if you still have your password, go to: 
http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum ... the 
option is at the bottom of that page.)    (012)

Cheers.  =ppy
--    (013)

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