Small note regarding the mailing list
wnoise at ofb.net
Sat Sep 2 19:41:29 EDT 2006
On 2006-09-02, Philippa Cowderoy <flippa at flippac.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, Aaron Denney wrote:
>> On 2006-09-02, Philippa Cowderoy <flippa at flippac.org> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, isaac jones wrote:
>> >> On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 14:04 +0200, Christophe Poucet wrote:
>> >> > Hello,
>> >> >
>> >> > Just a small request. Would it be feasible to tag the Haskell-prime
>> >> > list in a similar manner as Haskell-cafe?
>> >> I'd rather not. If you want to be able to filter, you can use the
>> >> "Sender" field which will always be:
>> >> Sender: haskell-prime-bounces at haskell.org
>> > This isn't really enough if you're scan-reading a pile of stuff - are
>> > there any particularly good reasons to avoid the tags? They're pretty much
>> > standard practice.
>> They take away valuable space that can be used for informative messages.
> I rarely see a subject I can't read the whole of in a single line anyway,
Well, I've seen it happen on occasion.
>> If you want to filter it out, don't do it by hand, that's what computers
>> are for.
> That's not the problem, though. The occasional problem is not accidentally
> thinking "oh, that's spam" and deleting a post because you don't recognise
> the poster and the subject line looks vaguely spamlike. And the spammers
> have found ways of dealing with bayesian filters by now. If I whitelist
> and then scan through a spam folder once in a while that makes things even
> worse, because the proportion of spam in the spam folder is that much
I misspoke -- I shouldn't have said "out". Send mailing list
traffic to seperate mail folders, with seperate new mail indicators, and
everything is golden.
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