Re: Note to David P Hayes / ISP service (correction)

From: David P. Hayes
Newsgroups: alt.comedy.laurel-hardy
Date: Monday, February 09, 1998 1:51 PM

David P. Hayes wrote in message <6bnsh8$>…
>I've done comparisons during the period that I've had both
>services [Earthlink and MSN], and the shortfall on low-volume
>newsgroups is substantial. The worst: for the Woody Allen newsgroup, for
>the period of Jan 25 to February 2, MSN had 17 posts versus Earthlink's
>supplying 75. Mind you, the Earthlink 75 had a higher proportion of
>advertising spam that MSN weeded out, but there were plenty--yes, PLENTY--of
>legitimate messages.

Correction: the 75 figure for Earthlink covered Jan 25 to Feb 2, but the 17 for MSN was Jan 27 to Feb 2. The correct number for Earthlink during the same period was 62. Therefore, during the same time period, MSN delivered 17 messages for the same newsgroup for which Earthlink delivered 62.

David Hayes


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