[NTLK] Missing Message Mania (was NIMH AA battery level)

From: Eric L. Strobel (fyzycyst_at_comcast.net)
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 21:54:30 EDT

somewhere near the temporal coordinates of 6/14/02 7:01 PM, the entity known
as Jesse Garnier transmitted the following from jgarnier_at_mac.com:

> Thank you, Robert!
> Strangely, I didn't get your response via e-mail. I saw it while searching
> the archives after I posted my message. There seemed to be a lull of list
> traffic during my afternoon, and when it 'caught up' yours never came in. I
> checked my unfiltered mail just in case it got snagged somehow, but no.
> I now wonder if this is happening at other times; I can remember trying to
> find original posts to some 'Re:'s' and not being able to.
> I'm not sure what to chalk it up to... Mac.com 'silent' filtering? List
> performance? Narcoleptic sleep-deleting? ;)

I'd say that every few days or so I'll see replies to a message that I never
received the original of. This is distinct from the many cases where I'll
see a flurry of replies and then, hours later, see the original message that
prompted the replies.

Perhaps there's a black hole in the system -- some messages disappear and
others pass just outside the event horizon and experience relativistic time
effects... (Can you tell I've had my Star Trek fix for the evening?? :-) )

Seriously, though, I wonder just what the explanation is for these
phenomena. Is this simply a normal part of all mailing lists?

- Eric.


Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^mailaps.org)

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