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

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From: Natasha Noy <noy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 12:37:01 -0700
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Hi Peter,    (01)

Can you please switch me to option (iii)? Thank you very much,    (02)

Natasha    (03)

On Aug 16, 2006, at 12:26 PM, Peter P. Yim wrote:    (04)

> 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.
> Thanks to all for their contribution ... do keep it up!
> 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.)
> //
> > [member] If I continue to receive drivel like this one, I
> > will soon insist that you remove me from the list.
> [ppy] We don't usually get that much traffic ... someone must have  
> struck the right chord ... Sorry! :-)
> 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:
> (i)   the default distributes postings to a subscriber's inbox  
> (which is the option you are in now, by default.)
> (ii)  a daily digest option (where the whole day's messages gets  
> rolled into one, and that gets delivered to your inbox.)
> (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/).
> 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.)
> 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.
> //
> 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.)
> Cheers.  =ppy
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