[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: the barley straw discussion; and ads...
<snip>> I am not trying to start trouble; I am truly wondering, what the
> criteria are (other than adhering/not to the list guidelines which are
> published). Is it the fact that barley straw generates a more
> technical/"interesting" discussion which certain list members find more
> captivating? Or have I missed something? I have to admit, that I usually
> just skip over them.
Algae control is an important issue in planted tanks, where we tend to feed
the algae as well as the vascular plants.
> Also, I am wondering why some list members are hanging things like
> advertising at the bottoms of their messages. Some weeks ago, I even saw
> passages from the bible. Just asking...
Those are called "Sigs" and are commonly accepted on mailing lists. On this
one, the rules permit 4 lines. We use them to make moral or political
statements, advertise stuff related to the atmosphere of the list (in our
case aquariums), make our URLs known, or just have fun. The only one I know
of who regularly exceeds the 4-line limit, is ListMom, who posts the six
thousand email lists she runs. Not that she posts here regularly. The post
she made yesterday was the first one I've seen that wasn't administrative in
Cichlid Trader List Administrator º o