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Re: Where is everybody?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Where is everybody?
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@erols.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 17:53:41 -0600 (MDT)

John I Jones wrote:
> 
> J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> >
> > Hello all -- It's 7 p.m. on Saturday and my mail brings only three
> > iris-l postings -- two from yesterday and one from today -- a Bill Mull
> > message. Have we really been that quiet, or has my server done away with
> > my iris-l mail?
> 
> Wenham wrote:
> >
> > Is there a problem with the Iris list or perhaps my connection to it?  The
> > last digest I received was #793 with 3 messages. <snip>
> 
> Patricia D, Brooks wrote:
> >
> > No mail on weekends again.
> > Pat Brooks
> 
> Mark Thornsburg wrote:
> >
> > >
> >
> > I posted this Saturday, but it wasn't received by the list, so I'm posting
> > it again...
> >
> > > Hi everyone. <snip>
> 
> Hello the List,
> 
> We all get to wondering occasionally whether the list is still working
> correctly or not. But you know, there are better ways to test whether
> the list is operating, or that your connection is good, than sending
> *more* messages to the list.
> 
> After all if the list is working and you send a message that says "Is
> the list working?", it looks a little silly. If the list isn't working,
> then sending messages to the list that say "The list isn't working!" or
> resending messages that aren't showing up in your in box doesn't do any
> good at the time (because nobody receives it) and just means more mail
> for everyone when the list comes back up again.
> 
> Here are a couple of things that you can do when you suspect something
> is wrong that will have no impact on anyone but you.
> 
> 1. Send *yourself* a test message. That will tell you that your mail
> service is ok. (Of course if you are receiving mail other than iris-l
> mail then you know this already)
> 
> 2. Send a "Review Iris-L" message to listserv@rt66.com - If you don't
> get anything back, then you know the listserver is down. All you can do
> is wait.
> 
> If you get a response to the Review message, then check to see if your
> address is still on the list.
> 
> If it is, then you know that either: no one is posting to the list
> (unlikely) *OR* the list is temporarily down, and there is nothing you
> can do except sweat it out till it comes up again and you can once again
> get your iris-l mail "fix."
> 
> Hold off posting anything until you see mail arriving again, and then
> check to see if any posts you previously made didn't make it to the list
> before you start resending them.
> 
> If you really want to do something you could contact rt66 support at:
> 
> Support@Rt66.COM
> 
> (888)768-8366 or (505)344-1423
> 
> but that is probably better left to Tom Little, the list owner. He
> probably knows about the problem and is getting it taken care of anyway.
> 
> Sometimes the electrons just get to spinning in the wrong direction...
> 
> John                     | "There be dragons here"
>                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
>                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.
> 
> John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
> Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay)
> Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
> Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

Thank you, John. And while we're at it, may I have permission to go to
the bathroom?

Griff Crump, along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, VA 
jgcrump@erols.com





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