Re: [gardeners] Where'd everyone go?

Dan Dixon (
Sat, 13 Apr 2002 14:16:28 -0500

Margaret Lauterbach at wrote:

> This is another one of those "why aren't people talking about gardening?"
> posts.  It's signal to noise ratio.  If he'd ask a garden question, he'd
> get more talk about gardening.  Margaret L
>>> Dorsett at wrote:
>>>> That list's volume probably varies day to day, too.  Gardens
>>>> averages between 400 and 500 messages a week.
>>> Volume's not a problem; it's the s/n ratio.
>> what is s/n ratio?  Lucinda
>>> Dan Dixon

Hi Margaret. My comment (in regard to Barb's list, not this one) was not a
question at all, not even rhetorical.  I know why her list has high s/n
ratio. I was on it many years, including when the two Barbs assumed
ownership. That's the list's intent, as noted in the welcome which notes
that discussions cover "a wide variety of topics including, sometimes,

No offense intended to Barb or anyone else. It's a great list. Personally, I
lurk a lot and prefer less OT talk. For those who don't, fine. To each his

Dan Dixon