[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


> 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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