06 March 2011

Why Trimming of emails is needed on mailing lists..

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From: Kenneth Gonsalves
Date: Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [LUG@IITD:12463] Delhi NCR GeekMeetup - 4th edition at Jamia

On Sat, 2011-03-05 at 15:36 +0530, Ashim Kapoor wrote:
> > kindly help combat global warming by trimming your posts
> >
> will keep that in mind, now onwards. Thanks for citing :)
> >
> > Out of  curiousity, how does trimming posts help combat global
> warming ?

an average LUG mailing list would have around 2000 members. Imagine one
person makes a post of 50 lines. Imagine there are 50 replies in the
thread and no one trims. So you get 45X50X2000 unnecessary lines.
Multiply this into approximately one crore mailing lists - lakhs of
crores of garbage humming across the wires. Then calculate the
electricity needed for this. Then calculate the oil/coal burnt to
generate this electricity.

By- Narendra Sisodiya

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