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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Observations and a suggestion on posts and timezones
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2011 03:40:04 GMT
I like that part!  A conversation circles the globe progressively.

I do batches and I hold some things until I see what came after.  That means those come out
all at once (which they can anyhow if I let posts accumulate in my outbox while I am processing
my inbox).

I do that even more as I become more practiced.  Other things it is clear they can be replied
to at once.

I don't lump, especially across threads, and because some of our threads don't stay focused
on the subject, there is a problem about where to place a composite response in the threading.
 It is well-known that I am thread-challenged as it is.

But fundamentally, I enjoy the global cycle.  When I work the lists periodically as a break
from other work, it is thrilling.  If I stay glued to the send/receive button, not so much.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: drew [] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 15:35
Subject: Re: Observations and a suggestion on posts and timezones

On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 18:28 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> Recently, my day has looked like this:
> I wake up, check my email, get a flurry of new posts from project
> members in Europe.  Since I'm reading them all at once, I naturally
> respond to them all at once.
> This of course causes everyone in Europe to get a flurry if emails from me.
> A few hours later, Dennis, out in Seattle, wakes up, reads his email
> and sees a bunch of emails from me, responding to a bunch of emails
> from Europe.  Like me (presumably), he reads them all at once and
> responds.
> Then, at the end of my afternoon, Jean, in Australia, wakes up, checks
> her email, and sees a mess, and starts responding.  Presumably those
> in Europe see these posts, plus any late posts from Dennis, a few
> hours later, and then we repeat.
> I assume this perception is not mine alone, and happens to others, in
> different orderings, depending on your time zone.
> We can't repeal timezones, of course.  

ROFL - welcome to and the global's a
challenge isn't it.


Best wishes,


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