[Haskell-begin] Re: New List

John Melesky list at phaedrusdeinus.org
Fri Jul 18 10:24:44 EDT 2008

My personal preference is the "no prefix" option.

Like Benjamin, i filter on something other than the subject, though in  
my case it's the "List-Id" header, which all mailman and majordomo  
installs (and most other listserver implementations) provide by default.

Of course, i'm one of those people who automatically sorts all  
listserver traffic into listserver-specific folders. It lets me  
compartmentalize list discussions, and postpone reading particular  
lists till i have time to catch up.

All of that said, i don't really have a vested interest in this. Since  
i'm filtering by something other than subject line, i'm fine with  
whatever the subject line ends up being.


On Jul 17, 2008, at 10:27 PM, Benjamin L.Russell wrote:

> In response to the posts in this thread, I have modified the prefix
> for the subject line of list postings from a null string to
> "[Haskell-begin]."
> Personally, though, I prefer either a null string (my higher
> preference) or the opposite extreme, "[Haskell-beginners]," in line
> with the full naming of "[Haskell-cafe]."  If any of you share either
> of these preferences, please voice your opinion on this forum, so that
> I can change the prefix.
> As an argument in favor changing the prefix to a null string, if you
> filter for "beginners at haskell.org" on the To/CC header, you can filter
> out all the messages for this mailing list without a prefix for the
> subject line of list postings.
> I.e., e.g., in Yahoo! Mail, first create a mail folder called
> "Haskell-Beginner Mailing List."  Then, go to "Options" -> "Mail
> Options" -> "Filters," and add the following filter:
> Haskell-Beginners Mailing List
> If...
>   To/CC contains "haskell-beginners at haskell.org"
> Then...
>   Move message to Haskell-Beginners Mailing List folder
> This is how I filter out all my Haskell and Haskell-Cafe mailing list
> messages.
> This allows all applicable messages to be filtered without the need
> for a prefix for the subject line of list postings.
> Please post your opinion on this forum as to whether creating this
> kind of mail filter would be acceptable.  If most people agree to this
> proposal, I will change the prefix back to a null string.
> Alternatively, if you feel that "[Haskell-beginners]," in line with
> "[Haskell-cafe]," is not too long, I can change it to that prefix.
> Just for reference, I did a search on mailing lists, and discovered
> that the "plt-announce" mailing list has a prefix of "[PLT
> announcement]," which is 16 characters long, only one character
> shorter than "[Haskell-beginners]."
> -- Benjamin L. Russell
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:51:05 +0100, Allan <a.d.clark at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I quite like that too, though I must admit I just filter on the  
>> 'sender'
>> header.
>> regards
>> allan
>> Chad Wilson wrote:
>>> Any chance the subject of this new list could have some []'ed text  
>>> to
>>> help identify it more easily?
>>> -w
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