Some info. about the IRTRAD-L list.
Everyone should receive a May IRTRAD digest today.
The reason for the sudden large volume of mail messages
is that as of yesterday (Tuesday, May 4th) IRTRAD-L has reverted to
an UNMODERATED list. This means that ANYTHING sent to IRTRAD-L@IRLEARN
now goes immediately to ALL subscribers (327 at last check) to the list.
I think there are some readers that are not aware of this and have
sent commands and personal messages to IRTRAD-L not realising that by
doing this they are sending the commands/personal messages to all
IRTRAD-L subscribers. Some trivial and weird messages such as Send 00685 have
been sent to the list. Please keep messages confined to dealing with Irish
If you want to subscribe to/signoff the list, check back issues, retrieve
back issues, check names of subscribers you should send a command to
LISTSERV@IRLEARN (NB NOT to IRTRAD-L@IRLEARN) e.g. for names of subscribers
I would send the command
If you are confused about this your computer bureau will advise you.
Finally it is impossible to be all things to all people.
Some readers prefer the list moderated (so that they don't have to wade
through hundreds of messages). They enjoy receiving a concise monthly
Other readers prefer the list open. This provides a better forum for
discussion as any message sent to the list is immediately received by all other
subscribers to the list (rather than appearing maybe 3 weeks later
in a digest).
To attempt, though, to cater for both types of reader
a companion list IRTRAD-D will be set up shortly (IRTRAD-L subscribers will
be notified when it has been set up)
The two lists will have the following status:
IRTRAD-L will continue to be UNMODERATED.
IRTRAD-D will be an edited monthly digest. (mainly of IRTRAD-L messages along
with news of concerts, events etc. which we hear about here in Ireland)
Paul McGettrick, (Previous IRTRAD-L moderator)
University College, Cork,