I've seen this in other forums, but note that correlation isn't causality.
Still trying to throttle a forum because someone think it has to much
postings (it is to popular) is dangerous. It can be to quiet… ;)

But hey, I have only a "45" on the popularity rank! [1] I have a long way
to go! =D

[1] https://stats.wikimedia.org/mail-lists/wikimedia-l.html

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Your thesis implies admin actions made this list unpopular. I think it is
> plain to see this *wasn't* the case with this list. Indeed, some opinions
> voiced in this thread indicate people want *more* admin action.
>
>    A.
>
> On Aug 26, 2017 6:30 PM, "John Erling Blad" <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 1. The list gets popular
> 2. The list attracts people
> 3. The people sends emails
> 4. Other people reads emails with opinions
> 5. Other people don't want to read about other peoples opinions
> 6. Other people want to limit other peoples opinions
> 7. Admins starts to wonder how to limit emails
> 8. Admins starts to limit people
> 9. Admins makes list unpopular
>
> …
>
> This has no simple solution, and it can easily turn a living forum into a
> dead forum.
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