[gclist] Re: Articles expiring too fast!

Charles Fiterman cef@geodesic.com
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 14:05:55 +0000

It strikes me that a simple heuristic might help. News groups
like talk.politics.misc with very large volumes would actually
benefit from a faster expiration while those with small volumes
like comp.compiler.misc would be hurt. So a first shot would
be to tune the expiration to the volume of the group.

A minor twiddle on this would be not to kill any article within
three days of its getting a followup.
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