Re: ADMIN: Iris-L status
- To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: ADMIN: Iris-L status
- From: "John I. Jones" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 20:42:51 +0000
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Tom Tadfor Little wrote:
> Kathy writes (among other things)
> >> Here we've been dead for the better part of a month...... we've gotten NO
> >> assistance except for one resourceful member (I think Jones-L has some
> >> no apologies, no updates (except from super-John) and I'm just sick
> about the
> >> entire thing.
> Folks, let's please try to keep this in perspective. This list is not
> something any of you are paying for, or something that any of you have a
> constitutional right to. It's a luxury, and it's free. Anyone who can't
> live without a few weeks of Iris-L postings needs to re-examine their
> priorities, in my opninion.
> By the way, Kathy, I *have*" apologized more than once about the
> inconvenience of this interruption, and I have provided occasional status
> reports. Would everyone feel better if I posted a message each day saying,
> "The list is still not up. I'm in touch with the support people and they
> are aware of the problem."? I think all of that pretty much goes without
> saying, but if you all want to hear the obvious repeated daily, I can do so.
> I also think it is premature to talk about moving the list. It has
> functioned well for over three years, and there is no pattern of difficulty
> in running mailing lists off this particular provider. If this were a
> recurring problem, it would be different. But it's not. It's just a
> I think this is one of those occasions where patience will serve us all
> better than frustration, bitterness, and reactivity. Take the broad view.
> There's a lot more to an iris hobby than Iris-L, and there's a lot more to
> life than an iris hobby.
> Yours, Tom.
> Tom Tadfor Little telp@Rt66.com
> Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
> Telperion Productions http://www.rt66.com/~telp/