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Re: Suggestion to group

From: Adam Dymitruk <adymitruk_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:14:41 -0800

as more and more people get gmail accounts specifically for managing
their subscriptions, you'll see this asked for more frequently. It
works out of the box if they're provided. No fiddling with filters,
folders, etc.

another annoyance is the fact that when replying, the message is set
up to go to the poster instead of the list.

Adam

On Jan 21, 2008 8:36 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Karl Fogel wrote:
> >
> > I know you think it would be a nice way to visually identify the
> > email,
>
> He's not guessing here. It is nice for the large number of other lists
> that provide the feature.
>
> > I'm not really recommending that you add any text to the subject
> > header, of course. A better solution would probably be for you to
> > filter (based on those other headers) into a particular mail folder.
>
> I'd prefer not to have to visit a separate folder for every different
> email list. Fortunately, since most of the other lists I use do provide
> the tags I can just assume the subjects lines that don't make any sense
> are either svn or fedora related.
>
> > I'm just pointing out that you *could* add the text yourself if you
> > wanted to, without the mailing list having to do it for all users.
>
> If someone adds the text it will probably come back in their replies and
> be re-added in different variations by every subsequent reply. That
> doesn't sound like s desirable situation.
>
> > Phrases like "too much to ask" don't really get at the heart of the
> > matter. For example, if the list were to add the prefix, as you
> > advocate, I could just as easily post saying "Is it too much to ask
> > that this list not munge subject lines and take away valuable real
> > estate?" :-)
>
> Yes, it is the list owner's preference, so why bother pretending
> anything else is involved? Just say you like it that way.
>
> --
> Les Mikesell
> lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
>
>
>
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