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CHAT: Subject prefixes; use CHAT: to control posting volume

From:David G. Durand <dgd@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 3, 2002, 18:27
When this topic comes up, I always try to remind people that there is
a "topic system" in listserv that lets people automatically filter
the list based on prefixes on messages. If you check out the web
interface at

You can adjust your settings to remove all subject lines with CHAT:
near the beginning.

Similarly, I encourage people to add CHAT: prefixes to their mail
when a thread seems to be going off-topic.

This option doesn't work for digest subscribers, unfortunately.

   -- David

At 9:57 PM +0300 4/2/02, Markus Miekk-oja wrote:
>Firstly, in response to Joe, I'm also under 18, I'm 17. > >Secondly, I suggest there be formed a new mailinglist parallelly with >Conlang, to reduce the load of mail on the main list. This parallell list >would >be a place where off-topic debate could be held, and debates slipping OT >here could be redirected there.