Generally, you should allow up to 24 hours to your message to be delivered to the Open forum or up to 48 hours to be delivered to the digest format.
Orchid subscribers list now contains more than 8,500 members. Currently, the average number of postings per day ranges between 40 to 80. Thus, our list server handles around 650,000 outgoing E-mail messages a day from Orchid alone.
The Email clearing time depends, to some extant, upon the traffic load and the overall conditions out on the Internet for the given day.
Our biggest issue with getting your postings out to the list is the fact that we MUST read everything that comes in before it gets sent back out to the list.The reason we go through all this is to spare you from having to suffer noise, junk mail, spam, repeated signature files, etc...
We work hard to make the list content as clean and readable as possible. The list moderation process is necessary to insure the quality of material transmitted through the service.
Orchid Digest subscribers please note:
The Orchid Digest content is based on the previous day posts to the open forum which can explain why your message is still not showing on the Digest even when the thread is active.