[Humanist] a problem with Humanist

Willard McCarty willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 9 10:06:50 CET 2014

Dear colleagues,

Somehow on 5 December one of the several mechanisms used in generating 
messages from Humanist was damaged and has resulted in "bounce actions" 
that at least some of you have witnessed. Several people are now at work 
attempting to figure out where the problem lies and will fix it once it 
is found. We would ask for your patience while the probing and fixing is 
going on. I will continue to post messages since not everyone is 
affected. Those who are can still access the postings from the archive. 
I would ask of them an especially robust patience as they are pelted 
with Bounce Action Notifications -- as I was shortly after midnight GMT 
by an excess of 250 such things. When infoglut was new I used to offer 
the cold comfort that one's delete key is never far away. That's about 
all I can offer now.

This time I suspect my apologies should be not just for failing software 
but also for a malevolent creature out there somewhere who takes 
pleasure in harming others.

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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