[Corpora-List] how many subscribers are there on corpora-list?

Trevor Jenkins trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com
Wed Aug 21 10:29:39 CEST 2013

On 21 Aug 2013, at 08:34, "Krishnamurthy, Ramesh" <r.krishnamurthy at aston.ac.uk> wrote:

> I believe it would be of benefit to existing subscribers,
> as well as to prospective subscribers, to know how many
> subscribers corpora-list has at any given time.

Reminds me of the 1960s British sitcom "Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width".

> I failed to discover the answer at the corpora-list website,
> http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.corpora/17723
> http://mailman.uib.no/listinfo/corpora

Mean that /any/ published estimate is wrong. Interested parties can access the archives whether official or unofficial making them a a reader of the list without their ever being a formal subscriber. To publish any number would be as misleading as not publishing it.

Decades ago Brian Reid then of Digital's Western Research Lab used to publish readership estimates for Usernet newsgroup. There came a point when the figures he published were no longer meaningful because the information carried on Usenet was accessible through other means.

Regards, Trevor.

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