Could somebody explain to me why it takes so long to get the messages
posted? I do not know anything about how this board is managed and
what hardware is being used to send these messages. We could all move
to a Yahoo group, and have the same content and participation from the
entire world with immediate posting of the messages.
Please do not flame me for this suggestion, I am simply stating my
opinion as to why message threads never die on this board.
Daniel J. Statman, Statman Designs
** Hanuman’s Response **
Welcome aboard Daniel!
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 5,000 members. Currently, the average number of postings
per day ranges between 40 to 50. Thus, our server Email buster
handles around 250,000 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
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 refelects
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