Hi Joel, Yup - it's true! Hi Betsy, Yeah - MJ has been kind of quiet lately. Sometimes it seems to dry up for days at a time. <How do we keep up?> Hmmmm ... for me I guess I don't. I'm a pack rat - I want to read everything - cuz I don't want to miss anything interesting - and I find entirely too many things "interesting" ;-) ... I dropped off AListApart and a Mandrake list or two because they generated entirely too much traffic for me to try to keep up with ... and cuz I liked evolt and mj better. I'm rarely 'caught up' - [once in a while it happens - but not all that often] - I was out of the office for a day this week and right now I have about 260 unread 'non-work' emails. On the plus side - As an 'intranet reporting guy' ... I often have oddly shaped blocks of 'down time' while a report is executing. If a report takes 20 minutes to run while I'm testing - that gives me a couple of minutes to read and (maybe) reply to a couple of posts. So, I guess that's how I do it. I might also read posts as a 'break' - just to get away from the work junk for a few minutes to try to clear my head again. On the other side - being on these lists has give me a lot more sympathy for folks 'coming in late to a thread' and have a better appreciation for red-faced folks who reply to the 3rd mail in a thread - [cuz they are reading them oldest to newest] - only to find that the 6th through 12th mail in that thread already offered the same answer they were putting forth. 'zat help any? RonL. -----Original Message----- From: JCanfield at magisnetworks.com [mailto:JCanfield at magisnetworks.com] Anyone have Betsy's answer? She's a good egg; good questions, good contributor. >| -----Original Message----- >| From: Betsy Garfield [mailto:garfld at gte.net] >| >| I am on 2 lists that are so busy I can't keep up. How do >| people work and >| read all their email? >| >| I liked the Babble list until it disappeared. Maybe i >| should check out >| evolt and see if any Babblers are there.