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Re: Adding Secondary High Voltage Mail List group ? ? ?
Original poster: "Mike Harrison by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <mike-at-whitewing.co.uk>
On Sat, 03 May 2003 14:14:01 -0600, you wrote:
>Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>
>At 07:49 PM 5/3/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>>I think that the subject of Marx gens in particular, and spark-oriented
>>HV topics in general is
>>sufficiently 'close' to Tesla Coiling that a large proportion of the Tesla
>>list would have some
>>interest/expertise, and is likely to generate sufficiently few postings that
>>a) most Tesla list members would not object to such topics, and
>>b) would not generate sufficient traffic on their own to justify a
>>seperate list - lists with little
>>traffic tend to die out without a 'critical mass' of postings.
>There is no doubt that this list's topic is "Tesla coils". If the number
>of posts per day is high (like 50+) there is no room for anything else. If
>things are slow, I may let other closely related things sneak through. The
>recent Marx generator thread was one. Things like Marx generators, HV
>stacks, and other hobby high voltage generators are "close enough" to sneak
>in from time to time if things are slow. They are also electrical machines
>that may have many questions as to their construction/operation that "we"
>will know. I usually do not allow Van de Graaff generators and other
>electrostatic machines since they are well discussed elsewhere and are more
>physical devices rather than electrical (plug into the wall machines).
Another possibility might be something like what the PICLIST does - topic
tags, which users can use
Perhaps something a simple as the poster (or moderator if the poster
forgets) adding a tag (e.g.
[HV] in the subject line for posts not strictly Tesla related. That way the
people that don't want
the other stuff can set up a filter to ignore these.
The other thing that might work is to have a 3-level moderation scheme, i.e.
2) Other HV
Users could select in their subscription preferences whether or not they
want to receive (2).