[ale] This list is flooding with messages
greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 12:23:42 EST 2005
I'm familiar with the "professional" lists you talk about.
They have there place, but I don't think it is what ALE is trying to
accomplish with this list.
Instead, I believe this list is an effort to build a community of
Linux users. Fortunately this community has some very smart people
with lots of experience, but again the goal seems to be to build the
I think you would be better served asking about e-mail clients that
more efficiently handle threaded discussions.
ie., does your e-mail client support e-mail threading?
For instance, the recent thread about comcast and static IPs. I have
not read, but it is only showing up on my e-mail client as one line
entry with 41 sub-messages. I can delete all 41 messages with a
single "move to trash" command.
" Jim .. Christopher (41) [ale] comcast static IP? - There is one
specific advantage to using the "middle man" for tech support; his
The above is using gmail and its online GUI.
FYI: a couple gmail short-comings in my book:
1) Once a thread is deleted, future messages on the same thread are
not automatically deleted.
2) By default, replies have the previous sender's e-mail address in
them (I try to manually delete them, but it is easy to forget.)
3) "Move to trash" is not a simple to use button, but instead resides
on a pull-down.
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 08:57:35 -0800, Ben Le wrote:
> I am new with this Linux list. I know this list is very helpful for Linux
> users. However, have all of you noticed that this list is flooding with
> messages and most of the messages have nothing to do with Linux? For
> example, this list lately is flooding with hundred of messages about phone
> services and ISP (comcast, Qwest, Bellsouth...) that has nothing to do with
> Linux. I would recommend to post the questions only on this list. The answer
> will need to send directly to the question's owner instead to the list (to
> prevent hundred of answers and flooding the list). The question's owner is
> responsible to put the good answers together and post it to the list as a
> 'summary'. After the 'summary' is posted, the subject is closed. This is the
> way most of professional user list is using such as HP-UX user group list.
> May be it just only me, I would love too, but I can't go through all the
> messages of this list every days, it is just too many. Thanks.
> Benjamin Le
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