Saturday, March 21, 2015

Still Life With Robin: 15,000!

by Peggy Robin

The attached photo is a screenshot taken yesterday of the listserv’s homepage at Look at the membership number: It’s a lovely, round 15,000. We hit that mark just a few months past the listserv’s 15th anniversary, which was on November 30, 2014.

The listserv has grown steadily by about a thousand members a year since its creation on November 30, 1999.

It’s been a daily illustration of the “wisdom of crowds” – as posters turn to the readership for advice about an astonishing range of questions – from advice about the far-flung corners of the globe (“What to see on a trip to Iceland?”) to queries about what is literally in their back yard (“What kind of bird could have left behind a pile of red poop?”) And the more who can add to the store of knowledge, the better. Welcome to each and every new member, and especially to number 15,000, whoever you may be!


Still Life With Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.

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