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Re: Replying to the users of users@subversion.tigris.org

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-30 17:36:44 CET

On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 16:58 +0100, Oliver Betz wrote:
> > > But tags in the Subject: line are ugly.

> I dislike them strongly because they consume valuable space in the
> Subject: column.

Another data point: I like them strongly because they are often
the most significant part of the subject line.

> Since I read many mailing lists and newsgroups with hundreds of mails
> and postings each day, I depend on meaningful subjects.

And the users sending the messages often fail to qualify the subject
lines with the actual topic of the list - and without knowing it the
line is not meaningful.

> Even a three letter tag plus brackets plus space consumes six
> characters.

I don't recall _ever_ seeing a complaint about the list mechanisms
on lists that do add a subject tag or ones that force a reply-to
to the list. I think every one of the several lists I use that don't
do these things have had regular user complaints about the problems
they have with the mechanism.

  Les Mikesell
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