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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Sun Jun 2 13:15:47 UTC 2019


Am 02.06.2019 um 14:40 schrieb Paul Allen:
> On Sun, 2 Jun 2019 at 09:49, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch
> <mailto: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 many
> more will do so.  I'm in broad agreement with those objections.
>
> As I already said, I understand your frustration. 

No, obviously you don't.

There is just no way the community can handle a dozen or more proposals
per month in any reasonable fashion, essentially it is just gaming the
system in another way than wikifiddiling. BTW I've used threaded mail
clients for a couple of decades and that is not the problem either or
the volume that the bike sheding which is to be expected due to the
subject matter tends to produce

Simon

> 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 says
> 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 of
> 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.
>
> -- 
> Paul
>
>
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