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I have heard you, Brian. Two comments: First, I recognized the majority of
responses to this issue and have conceded the issue to support Shafat.
Second, the length of a post in text format is inconsequential since the
download time is negligable even at 1200 Kbaud. Inasmuch as the longest post
of mine is less than 4K the download time is less than 5 seconds on the
slowest modem. Therefore, the real problem with your comments relate to
those who choose to spend the time reading my long posts. Again, they have
the choice - read it or skip over it. For those who digest, sorry if you
must hit the PgDn key too often - try the search functions of your mail
reader to pass over the post.
Granted I can be wordy - sorry but it's the only way I know to convey my
opinion and I'm not likely to learn a different style.
Rather than complain about my writting style, I suggest you force yourself
not to read my posts or learn to use the other functions of the email reader
provided by WJE.

Dennis Wish PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kehoe [mailto:BEK(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 10:02 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Listserver posting

I am in favor of Shafat's response to the postings by Wildwoman.  If anyone
really misses all of the jokes that she forwarded, then write to her and
tell her to
keep forwarded them to you.

Most of us don't have the time to sift through the dozens of postings from
listserver every day.  The more useless garbage that can be eliminated from
this listserver, the better it will be.  Shafat certainly has the right to
some control over the postings on this listserver.  If everyone that posted
has a
little respect for the subscribers and reduces the number and length (Are
listening Dennis?) of postings, the quality of the discussions may increase.
think that any people are intimidated by the volume of messages.  It may be
causing some to stop subscribing and others to just ignore many of the

Brian E Kehoe
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.