Daniel Beckham (danbeck@dealnews.com)
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 17:08:33 -0500


hmm... I've made comments like that before about -Z- without thinking. It
seems that -Z- is quite a large contributor to this list and from reading
earlier e-mails he also seems to have a large amount of knowledge about the
Gundam universe...

Daniel

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zhao Pan" <zhaopan@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] Signal-to-Noise Ratio

> This is a mailing list, we can say whatever we want. if you bothered to
> count the number and types of emails, you seemed to have a lot of time in
> your hands. Why don't you spend some time and read what other people have
to
> say?
>
>
> >Flames are characterized by their heat, but they seldom shed much light.
> >
> >Of the remaining 49 items, seven had the Subject "If You Thought The
> >Zakrello
> >Was Ugly" and nine more were the "?!?!?!!!!!" (I hope I spelled that
right)
> >spinoff thread. That's 16 out of 123 or 13% -- a little more than an
ugly
> >plush
> >doll is worth, even if it was wrongly attributed.
> >
> >By way of contrast, there were only two intentional diversions ("More
> >Useless
> >Gundam Fights") and only two posts that were clearly marked Off-Topic
> >("Evangelion or Patlabor Kits" and "Someone Up There's Smilin' At Us
Anime
> >Fans"), although there were five "It's The Same With Escaflowne" and two
"I
> >Want! I Want!" (about Votoms' Scopedog) posts that weren't marked OT.
> >
> >That whittles it down to 23 posts (out of 123 -- about 20% or 1 in 5)
that
> >are
> >about par for this list, with the following Subjects:
> >
> >"Turn A" (5)
> >"Does Anyone Know How To Make Models" (4)
> >"Anyone Wanna Donate $450?" (3)
> >"Are Garage Kit Better?" (3)
> >"G-Savious Preview" (2)
> >"Gundam Card Game" (2)
> >"Dengeki Character Encyclopedia" (1)
> >"Favorite Mechanical Designer" (1)
> >"Gouf Flight Type Colours: The Chosen" (1)
> >"Uh, Gundam Battle Assault" (1)
> >
> >So the flame war over UC versus AC Gundam outweighed the totality of
> >Gundam-related posts -- and I'm being charitable here by including the
> >resin
> >model-making question as on topic -- by 3 to 1 (60% to 20%).
> >
> >I'd rather wonder if the list were down than be inundated in a sea of
> >flames.
> >If I'm only going to see 20-odd posts a day that are even marginally
> >topical,
> >I'd rather see just those 20 than have to wade through 120 -- or, as in
> >this
> >case, simply toss 75 away unread -- just to get to something even
remotely
> >worth
> >the effort of downloading.
> >
> >I can't be alone in this.
> >
> >-Z-
> >
> >
> >-
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