As I was doing some work this morning on the list, the membership
ticked over to 1000, then 1001. I would say nearly all of the active
membership made the migration to the new list, which is pretty
So I'd like to take the moment to thank three individuals in particular:
* John Allsopp of Western Civilisation, for making this list
possible in the first place. Back in December of 2001, I pitched the
idea of setting up a CSS discussion list, and he enthusiastically
pitched in and offered to host it. While we did have to move to a
less unstable service, that was in no way John's fault; he had no
more control over the mail servers at his ISP than any of us would.
Without John's early support, css-discuss might never have been.
* Lachlan Cannon of evolt.org, for alerting the evolt people that
I was looking for a more stable home for css-discuss. I might never
have thought to ask them about it, so it's really Lachlan's
initiative that has gotten us to our new home.
* John Handelaar of evolt UK, who is our server administrator. He
set up css-discuss.org and the mailing list software in a matter of
days, and put in a lot of unpaid time to get things tuned to my
liking (and hopefully yours) and generally make the list as robust as
I'd also like to thank the evolt folks in general for hosting
css-discuss without asking for any sort of payment in return.
Bandwidth may be cheap, but it isn't free, and neither is the time
invested in giving us a good home. Both are being donated to us by
evolt because they believe a list as useful as this one should be
kept alive. If you can, please consider donating a little back to
evolt. You can get more information on ways to help them out (and
thus help us out as well) at
Now for a few things I'd like to remind old hands about as well as
tell the new folks:
* If you haven't done so, READ THE LIST POLICIES! Please. You
can find them at <http://www.css-discuss.org/policies.html>. The
policies describe much of what constitutes acceptable community
behavior. Show your fellow list members respect by behaving in an
* One of those policies should in particular be read: the one that
starts out "Trim your replies." There's been a lot of excessive
quoting of late, and frankly it makes threads harder to follow, not
easier. As the policy says, "Prune that quoted text with ruthless
abandon. Everyone will thank you for it..." Especially me.
* The list administrative address is
[EMAIL-REMOVED]'. The Web site lacks a simple way
to contact the administrator, but I hope to fix that in the near
future. In the meantime, if you have list problems, send the mail
That's about all. Thanks for your attention!
Eric A. Meyer (http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/), List Chaperone
"CSS is much too interesting and elegant to be not taken seriously."
-- Martina Kosloff (http://www.mako4css.com/)