[Northkeep] dissapearing posts...

Marc Carlson marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 6 06:42:13 PST 2005

>From: Gisela <giselavonwolfsburg at gmail.com>
>Why is it taking so long for my posts to show up? I posted about 2 hours 
>and I STILL haven't seen them...

Because email's not a reliable means of communication? (The folowing may 
sound like a strident rant, but it's not meant to be, and I'm sorry if if 
comes across like I'm yelling at anyone)

No, I'm serious - people get used to having their mail get through 
instantly, but you shouldn't.  Ok, 99% of the time these days it will be 
good and reliable, and they tell me that the days of mail not getting 
through for days (if ever) because of whatever in just ONE of the routers 
and the servers the packets get sent through are over, but the reality is, 
this is not like popping a note in the mail and having it ship easily.  You 
are relying on a long series of computers to talk to each other and 
cooperate, with none of them being down or slowed for any reason.  Sometimes 
things are going to happen, things we'll never know about that will slow 
down your email.

2 hours is really nothing.  2 days suggests there's a problem.

This BTW, is why I complain to Faolan about posting last minute business 
meeting changes to the list, becasue even assuming that people are actually 
reading their email that late in the day, this does still assume that they 
will be getting their email that late in the day.


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