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Re: [ Debian Users ] Subject Prefix ?

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002 15:55:18 -0400 (EDT), Thomas Good wrote:

>On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Marc Wilson wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 12:30:27PM -0400, Thomas Good wrote:
>> > Why have we no subject prefix on postings, ala "[Debian Users]"
>> > to use for sorting... ???
>> Because it's (a) intrusive, (b) annoying, and (c) not necessary.  Here's a
>I don't want to start a holy war...
>But "Intrusive" ? - that may be slightly melodramatic.

I subscribe to three lists that use this protocol and I can tell you
that "intrusive" is not nearly a strong enough word.  There is little
enough space for the $subject without wasting it on null values.

"Annoying" should be bold, italic and underscored.  Think of scanning
the nearly 200 posts each day, on this list alone, and having to move
your eyes past the same waste of pixels on each line.

"Not necessary" stands on its own.
It is interesting to note that as one evil empire (generic) fell,
another Evil Empire (tm)  began its nefarious rise. -- gt
Coincidence?  I think not.

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