En réponse à Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <[log in to unmask]>: > > Actually, I'll be honest -- it's almost every list I've ever been on. > They're generally characterized by having a half-dozen or fewer active > participants, and by being heavily oriented towards off-topic > conversations. Well, here the number of active members is closer to 40 than to half a dozen, but it's true that the amount of off-topic conversations is high. Although in some strange way, I find that nearly no subject on this list is really off- topic (we once even had a discussion about which subjects hadn't been discussed yet on the list. And we discovered IIRC that the number was extremely low!!! :))) ). I generally prefer to read a lot and occasionally > pipe > in with my own stuff. I consider it a bad sign that I'm already over > 150 > messages behind here. > Plain normal. We *are* talkative people. Imagine if you subscribed also to the daughter lists of this list, where the same people (plus others) tend to meet again, and talk also a lot!!! :)) I'm doing this right now, and I can tell you that I receive as an average one mail per minute during the day ;))) . Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.