From my personal email archives:
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 22:39:56 -0800 To: <hist-grad@[redacted].edu> From: Andrew Berger <[redacted].edu> Subject: hist-grad reform In-Reply-To: <[redacted]> References: <[redacted]> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed Sender: owner-hist-grad@[redacted].EDU Precedence: bulk Year after year one topic always generates the largest proportion of traffic on this list. In light of this fact I would like to propose that we split hist-grad into two lists: List 1: hist-grad: whatever it is hist-grad is supposed to be List 2: meta-hist-grad: for the discussion of what is and is not appropriate to be posted on hist-grad Please send all replies to this e-mail to list 2. Thank you
I can't remember what on-list dispute led me to send this message and I don't really want to dig through my archives to figure it out. I do remember at least one person replied, on-list, in a way that suggested they took it seriously. Splitting the list wouldn't solve the problem, they said.