There was a lot of talk recently (and not so), about ways to reorganise the
linux.ie lists. My Personal opinions below, and an idea:
I have noticed that often a Q. gets posted, A.'s follow, but there is no final
reply from the questioner to say "it worked" (at least not on list). This is a
I would sometimes be slow to post such messages myself, because they clog
things up a bit (espec for home users), and there is a lot of traffic anyway
(386 messages after 3 days holiday! I am still reading).
If there was some mechanism to "bunch" these messages into a mini digest of
"anti-urgent" messages, i think it would be nice.
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)
Just my $0.02, as they say
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