On Jan 5, 2015, at 11:25 AM, Sylvain Machefert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Interesting and thank you. Code4Lib only needs fifty more subscribers to equal LITA’s size. I think this just goes to show, with the advent of the Internet, centralized authorities are not as necessary/useful as they once used to be. —ELM
> For a list created more than 10 years ago, can we trust the number of subscribers figure ? How many dead addresses ? (not saying that number of members of an association == active members, sure).
There are zero dead mailing list addresses because the LISTSERV software prunes such things on a daily basis. Yes, we can trust the number of subscribers, but that does not mean all of the subscribers actively participate in the community. —ELM