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[Xmca-l] Re: Messages in threes
- To: Douglas Williams <email@example.com>, "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Messages in threes
- From: mike cole <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 13:20:25 -0700
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Doung-- U wrote: looking for CHAT management ideas in a classical
Visit CRADLE and the Finnish DWR group website. Lots of articles in org
development and management journals to be found in that patch.
On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Douglas Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
> So that explains that mystery. Then again, I am just old enough to
> remember when looking for overdetermination in messages was a good thing.
> My twitter: Currently looking for CHAT management ideas in a classical
> management world, and occasionally dabbling in mediation of social issues
> in cultural artifacts.
> From: Bruce Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2013 3:31 PM
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Messages in threes
> >From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Oct 5 13:10:36 2013
> >Recently in one message I talked about the following problem:
> >Out of 11 new messages I'vejust received, 3 identical messages
> >belong to Mike, 3 similar ones to El izabeth Hadley Nikrenz,
> >and the last three ones to three persons, one to each. This
> >problem occurred just at the beginning of the appearance of
> >the listserve disorders a while ago.
> Last year, as I was preparing to retire, I moved the xmca
> mailing list from its original home on weber.ucsd.edu to the
> campus mail server ucsd.edu
> When I did, I set the list up with the address email@example.com
> Following standard procedure at UCSD, that is the official name
> for the xmca mailing list.
> Then I set up an alias so that mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
> (no -l) would also go to the list, just in case people were
> confused by the switch.
> Then, given many people would still try sending mail to
> email@example.com, I configured weber so that mail sent
> to firstname.lastname@example.org would automatically get forwarded to
> Someone who shall remain nameless (let's call him the "Great
> Hacker") responded to my query of a few days ago and copied
> his message to all three addresses: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> and email@example.com
> People who responded to his message using the "Respond to All"
> button or key, continued the tripling, and it began to cascade
> through the list.
> This will play out as the thread whithers.
> In the future, people should *ONLY* send mail to one address,
> preferrably to firstname.lastname@example.org