I keep 3 weeks worth, back to 8/11 and I show 1497 messages.
I recently did
Out of 1500 messages, there are only a few threads, maybe 50 or so. Out
of those subjects, I would be hard pressed NOT to know which ones are
not wood related in just from the subject line. For example, what part
of "you guys make it hard to follow this group" tricks you into thinking
it is "on topic"?
Even if you think "O/T BLOG POST OF THE DAY" or " A Political view with
which everyone might agree" might be "on topic" 2 seconds looking at
the first post and you can skip all 10000 messages in an instant if you
I think you are complaining just to hear yourself complain. More proof
of that is that out of all 2000 messages, you replied 11 times, 9 to
obviously off topic posts, and 2 on topic. So, you yourself (much like
everyone) appear more interested in off topic than on topic stuff.
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
OK, so maybe it was a lot longer than three weeks. The problem exacerbates
over time. I'm away for two weeks, come back and it's 1200 unread messages.
"GEEZ, I don't have time to read all that now!" Get pulled away for another
week, and so on. All I know is by the time I finally decided to tackle the
monster there were over 2700 unread messages.
The threads that are clearly marked as you describe aren't the problem. It's
when an on-topic thread strays off-topic in 27 different places, yet there are
still on-topic branches here and there that are worth reading if you can find
Clearly, you spent just a little too much time trying to track down my posting
habits so you could feel justified in bitching at my bitching, but you're more
than just a little off base my friend. Those posts are a side-effect of my
popping in here only a few times over the span of several weeks and being
completely overwhelmed by the unread traffic, and my replies (as I recollect)
were mostly to "pals" of mine in light-hearted context, to a few of the
most-recent threads that I actually stumbled upon and had the time say a little
something about before giving up and living the rest of my life. If all the
participants in this group only averaged 9 off-topic replies over the span of
three weeks or a month, then I don't think there would by ANY problem keeping
up with the traffic, do you? Most "offenders" in the group can average more
than 9 off-topic posts within the span of about an hour.
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
I hear ya, but every so often ya just gotta markem all read and start
Ya ain't going to miss anythiong earth shattering that hasn't already
been discuss, and if by chance you do, you'll shirley pick it up in the
don't pet the sweaty stuff and don't sweat the petty stuff
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