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I must offer you all my apologies. I have been going at this business step
by step without realizing that word would inevitably outstrip the pace
of my actions.
I have personal difficulties - strengthened by over twelve years of
setting up and managing discussion lists - with a philosophy that list
members ought to protect themselves. In the good old days when the medium
was new and wondrous, list members depended on the list owner to maintain
their connectivity; figure out new routings when critical nodes when down;
talk to their system administrator about how to prevent "No Such Domain"
messages (and autodeletes) when their system crashed, and so forth. I
realize that the times have changed a great deal, but I'm afraid that I
can't now change attitudes so deeply engrained in me.
But in the case of KOREAN-WAR-L, that is neither here nor there. My
concern is that, if the University chooses not to protect its listproc, I
cannot assume that it will take steps to continue or arrange to move the
list or will ensure public access to the list archives if and when I am no
longer able to take personal responsibility for it and them.
It is not an easy matter to find members of the faculty or staff willing
to assist in such matters since this sort of public service, on-line work
is not really recognized in the University's reward system. It would seem
to be the proper time to find a host where the value of the list members
as witnesses of the past and of their discussions as a valuable historical
record will be fully appreciated.
Finally, although it is still a long time to Autumn migrations, take care
not to allow your ducks to fly upside down, or they may quack up.