[talk-au] Twitter like emails

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 14:00:01 BST 2009


gmail threads messages by topic by default which reduces clutter and
takes a lot of the pain out of cleanup :)

jim

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 11:25 PM, Hugh Barnes <list.osm at hughbris.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Oct 2009 18:24:26 +1000
> John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 2009/10/6 Liz <edodd at billiau.net>:
>> > On Tue, 6 Oct 2009, Jeff Price wrote:
>> >> G'day all,
>> >>
>> >> Any chance folks could take some conversations offline, or batch
>> >> up their 15 emails into a single email?  I presume I'm not the
>> >> only one who has pretty well stopped paying any real attention to
>> >> the talk-au list because its carrying on like a Twitter feed.
>> >>
>> >> Jeff.
>> > if you get the list emailed as a digest ( an option you can set at
>> > http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-au ) you have that
>> > easily.
>>
>
> This makes it difficult to take part in conversations in a thread-safe
> way.
>
>> Alternatively emails can be either sent to a new mail account just for
>> mailing list(s) emails or filtered differently from personal emails.
>>
>
> I'm sorry, you've got the onus for change on completely the wrong side.
> The "tweeters" are the offending parties in this case, and also in the
> minority. They should adapt their behaviour to those of us who follow
> standard behavioural norms and who consider others, instead of the
> other way around.
>
> There are more suitable channels, as Jeff pointed out, or start your
> own list.
>
> The serious effect of this chatter, whether I digest or not, is that I
> miss a lot of important stuff because it's buried in the noise, which I
> tend to skim. Please think it through with other people and the
> net(work) effect in mind.
>
> Wiki vote, perhaps?
>
> Cheers, hopefully not for the last time.
>
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