Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 17:03:09 -0700
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From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: Netiquette
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Karsten Self suggested:
> It's generally possible to set a size limit to submissions in mailing
> list software. Might I suggest ~300 lines of 80 column text, or 24KB,
> as a reasonable limit. Postings over this size should be rejected and
> returned to sender.
Might I suggest something a hair larger? I believe [okay, I haven't
gone to the SAS-L archives and checked this yet] that Paul Dorfman has
at least one exposition in the past year which topped 24K . Ian Whitlock
has written some thorough discussions as well. I would really hate to
miss out on one of their explanations.
Okay, I just checked my own private archives. Paul wrote a missive of
25,146 bytes as recently as 6/29/2001, and Ya Huang wrote a reply which
[with original message] was 23,333 bytes on the same day. Dale has topped
18K, Ian has topped 12K, Koen and The Maven have both topped 13K .. and
that's just in the last two months. And these are just the messages I
Maybe 30K or 40K would suffice.. although that will be a rude surprise for
posters who are trying to include a large program or logfile...
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist