[ILUG] idea on list management
phil at redbrick.dcu.ie
Fri Jun 16 11:11:45 IST 2000
MC's [michael.conry at ucd.ie] 29 lines of dribble included:
:>Maybe, some system could be devised of a few of these mini-digests, which could
:>be used for less-urgent, less-immediate messages (like interesting url's,
:>pithy asides, impromptu useful tips, etc.,) which demand no reply, but which
:>nonetheless make the list worth reading. IMHO the burden of the list becomes
:>high only in individual message mode. In digest, it is easy to scan subject
:>lines (but then you are kinda out of the loop).
:>Perhaps, one would preface the subject line with a key word, or maybe put
:>messages into a "miscel" digest *unless* they had some prefix. Even if only
:>some people used this, it would still be a help (unless it was crude, unwieldy,
:>and ill-considered... which is quite likely :o)
There is a technobabble list around, if people want to talk about techy stuff
that isn't really "on topic" (everyone's definition is different, but this is
a Linux mailing list, like it or not), slashdot headlines, Microsoft threads,
etc. should probably be stuck on this mailing list. Why the compulsion is
there to stick it on this list, is beyond me.
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