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

John F Sowa sowa at bestweb.net
Wed Aug 21 20:29:34 CEST 2013

On 8/21/2013 1:55 PM, Robert A. Amsler wrote:
> There would seem to be several numbers involved.
> (1) The number of recipients of the Corpora emails.
> (2) The number of posters of Corpora emails
> (3) The number of responders (i.e., emails whose subject line says "Re:")
> (2) and (3) can be determined from the archives.
> One would anticipate there are a small number of responders, a larger
> number of posters, and the largest number for recipients.

That's a good suggestion for measures that are easily computable from the archives. Other possible measures:

(4) The length of any thread resulting from a message.

(5) Some estimate of approval or disapproval in the responses.

I'm sure that many subscribers to Corpora list have analyzed email. Has anybody derived useful measures of impact from such analysis?


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