From: Henry Spencer (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 23 2004 - 17:25:59 CST
On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Russ Allbery wrote:
> The only operational requirement is that one's history retention time
> matches one's cutoff limit for Date headers. As long as that's true,
> people can and do run history with cutoff times as low as two days or
"If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?"
Setting the cutoff *that* low is unwise, because propagation delays can
still be significant in odd corners of the net, and such low cutoffs will
cause legitimate articles originating in such areas to be discarded. It's
not the problem that it used to be, but it's not entirely insignificant.
That said, Russ has a point -- it's a rare site now that keeps 14 days of
history. 5-7 days is generous now.