Oct 1997

OK. This is getting silly. Chad sent more than three times as many emails as the closest competitor. I think Chad may be spending a bit too much time on this.

Aside from Chad however October was a very slow month. I was also pretty busy in October and fell way behind on answering email again, so that may have contributed to it. But in any case it took fewer messages to get onto the Top 10 this month than it has in quite a long time. #10 this month had only 9 messages! In the past several months you had to have decently over 30 messages to make the list!

And it might have shown up as even slower. This month I *almost* disqualified Geoff and Ron because the percentage of their emails that have been personal in nature rather than business has fallen fairly low. But out of the kindness of my heart they have stayed in this month. (If I actually went through each message and categorized it as personal or business... which is too much work so I won't... they would probably both still make the list, just placing a lot lower.)

No real exciting contests this month. Chad way in the lead. Ron and Geoff were fairly close all month fighting for second. For awhile Rebecca was in there with a chance for second, but then she fell behind, letting Dawn overtake her in the final days of the contest. So in a way Dawn got revenge for Rebecca stealing second from her at the end of last month. (And if it weren't for those business emails from Ron and Geoff, it would have been for second again!)

One new first timer to the list this month. Welcome Scott. Meanwhile Jay and Kyle both fell off the list. But Jay sent a replacement, his wife Shannon returned to the list after an absense.

That's about it. Not much excitement. Maybe there will be some action in November's contest. We shall see.

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1321Chad Hunter cnh2r@virginia.edu
2104Geoff Washburn washburn+@cmu.edu
389Ron Adams bat13@westol.com
478Dawn Glazier dglazier@ihcmail.ih.lucent.com
567Rebecca Livingston RebLiv@aol.com
633Al Michael micheli@vnet.net
720Iván Bou ivanbou@compuserve.com
817Carrie Opheim OpheimCJ@msx.upmc.edu
915Scott Naness asimov@stealth.net
109Shannon Duff happily@attached.com