SUB: RE: RE: RE: The Earnestness of Our Conversion
On the subject of the archives: heron74@... and I have traded emails privately, and because I know some of you have been wondering, I want to publicly respond.
During the twenty-two months when I wasn't administrator of this list, the individual who was made some systematic alterations to the data on the physical server where thereside. The changes were subtle enough that I didn't realize anything was amiss until I noticed some strange syntax in a few of my emails—phraseology that I wouldn't use, words that weren't part of , that sort of thing. When I ran a diff utility comparing a large portion of my own sent mail to the archive, I got a huge output of differences between the two.
There shouldn't have been any difference. The archive isn't so much as gone, as it is corrupted so badly that I can't attest as to the veracity of any given email. (Further compounded by the ISP's cheap-ass data retention policy that gives me absolute no time to notice data corruption.) As such, it's a useless set of documents. We can't trust them.
Yes, it's not lost on me that I could have just as easily said, "We can't trust each other."
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