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Re: Why a digest?
If you don't like to read the entire digest,
read the list on the web.
It lets you go to a date index,
but once you click on an individual message,
you can go to the *thread*index*.
Then you can download and wade through just the threads you want,
whenever you want.
No scrolling through the text, no programmed filtering.
You do have to scroll through the subject lines.
(Hint, hint: please, put in a subject line!
instead of just "Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V99 #007")
Sneakiest of all is to ONLY subscribe in order to post.
Unsubscribe immediately after posting,
and you won't be troubled with downloading the digest -- ever.
The archives are splendid, too. Searchable within actwin,
or use google and limit the domain to fins.actwin.com.
So you don't even ever have to decide whether to keep some useful post or not.
And the latest labor-saving device:
I just started using "Chimera" for Mac as a web browser. Sweet:
Far faster than Mozilla, but it *has* the useful tabbed browsing. :^)
So IMHO the lovely actwin site if FAR easier to use than either the digest is,
or a continual stream of single emails would be.