In response for many emails I had received off list, asking how
I manage to operate orchid.
Does You charge for participation on the list?
No, Orchid is free, maintained and sponsored by myself for the
benefit of other jewelers and crafts people, professional or just
beginners. There is no silly question in our dictionary
I send a messege to the list and it still didn't
showed up on orchid. am i'm doing something wrong?
A fair question really, and being in the business of brokering
I will now attempt to justify the delays in posting
I am pleased to say that the Orchid suscribers list now contains
more than 3,000 members. Currently, the average number of
postings per day ranges between 40 to 50. Thus, our server Email
buster handles around 140,000 outgoing Email messages a day from
Orchid alone. The Email clearing time depends, to some extant,
upon the traffic load and the overall conditions out on the
Internet for the given day.
Our biggest issue with getting your postings out to the list
members is the fact that I MUST read everything that comes in
before it gets sent back out to the list. Now, the reason I go
through all this is to spare you all from having to suffer noise,
junk mail, spams, repeated signature files, ect… I filter the
would be spaming, format each of the postings, and generally do
what I can to make the list content as clean and readable as
possible. I also try to make sure that the subject line reflects
the message content.
Generally, I try to forward your postings twice a day - at around
6:00 AM and mid-night (Bangkok time). In my opinion, the list
moderation process is really necessary to insure the quality of
material going out to the list members. I hope that you will all
agree that Orchid is a great place to be and an excellent avenue
through which to settle your questions.
Should any of you experience specific problems in getting your
daily dose of Orchid, feel free to contact me
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org