[Tagging] A modest proposal to increase the usefulness of the tagging list

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 12:40:05 UTC 2019

On Sun, 2 Jun 2019 at 09:49, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> In the interest of keeping the list at least half usable, I would
> suggest that we all, starting now, voluntarily submit to:


I don't doubt your frustration or your good intentions, but it seems
possible that this thread
will generate a large volume of increasingly heated responses, making the
list even more
annoying (at least until it all dies down).  Not your intention, but a
possible outcome.

Others have already mentioned problems with your suggestions, and no doubt
more will do so.  I'm in broad agreement with those objections.

As I already said, I understand your frustration.  The best solution is a
mail client capable of
filtering out threads or people you feel are not worth your attention.
It's not an ideal solution
because you will miss things that way - somebody raises a good point in an
ignored thread
or somebody you ignored because you almost always disagree with that person
something worth while.

Downsides of filtering: you may still see snippets of somebody you've
blacklisted when
another person quotes them.  You may see an ignored thread reappear because
people not threading their replies correctly.

Upside of filtering: you may still see the few good contributions from
somebody you've
blacklisted when that person gets quoted by somebody else.

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