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Re: [PATCH] update .cvsignores

From: Manoj Kasichainula <manoj_at_collab.net>
Date: 2000-09-09 22:28:16 CEST

On Sat, Sep 09, 2000 at 03:34:45PM -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> Would it be a possible to change the [PATCH] notice to something more
> descriptive? Perhaps [SVN PATCH]? This isn't the only list with patches that
> I am on....

Isn't it interesting how all mailing lists have the same threads
eventually? Subject prefixes are one of them. As a public service,
I'll try to cut this thread short.

Originator: "Can people add a prefix to their subjects so I know what
list a message comes from?"

3 anti replies: "You expect people to remember to add a prefix to their
subjects, just for you?"

Originator: "OK, then can't the list add it automatically? This'll make
it much easier for me to tell what lists the messages in my inbox are
coming from"

5 anti replies: "Just use a tool like procmail, or a mailer that can show
the list name in the message index like mutt. You don't need a subject

Originator: "But my mail tools don't support mail sorting."

3 pro replies: "Some people don't have an environment where they can
do such things." "Why should people have to learn such arcane
features? Can't you just do this one thing for us?"

50 anti replies: "Well, then get better tools!" "Adding these prefixes
make multi-list communications very cluttered, and most of the time,
there's only so much room in the mailer's message index for a subject
line, and useless prefixes take up space."

10 pro: "You suck!"

50 anti: "You're lame!"

somebody: "Hitler didn't use subject prefixes in his messages!"

For the record, I fall soundly into the anti-subject-prefix camp. And
my understanding is that your mailer (Outlook Express) supports mail
sorting anyway.
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