Re: Proposal to use LISTSERV topics
Jim Parnell (parnell_j@KOSMOS.WCC.GOVT.NZ)
Thu, 10 Nov 1994 00:48:39 +1200
Country designators for listserv postings.
I can't see the need for these at all. We need to keep a global
perspective on Scouting and that does _not_ allow filtering at
the heading stage.
From a parochial point of view, there is no designator suggested
for New Zealand and with the limited number of topics available,
there couldn't be one. Please do not lump us in with Australia
as we are two countries separated by 1200 miles of water. That
is half the distance between the East and West coasts of the USA,
or the distance between England and Turkey. There would be many
other countries too which are strong in Scouting and would miss
out on having a unique topic.
Besides, for those like me, who get downloads from the list in
digest form, the designators wouldn't reduce the size of the
downloads and would be of little use in determining whether to
skip the posting or not.
BTW, I found that going from downloading the list postings
separately to downloading in digest form has reduced the size of
my downloads by at least 50%. It is incredible how much bandwidth
the headers take up.
National Organiser for JOTA in New Zealand.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City