[Tagging] A modest proposal to increase the usefulness of the tagging list
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
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
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
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
blacklisted when that person gets quoted by somebody else.
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