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Re: OT: Offlist vs Offtopic (was Re: Galactic Year: (was: Re: Reviving an old tradition))

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, February 12, 2006, 1:19

Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> writes:
> On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 16:49:21 -0500, Henrik Theiling > <theiling@...> wrote: >... > > Please remove the OFFLIST tag from the subject line when replying to > > this thread, since this is obviously onlist. > > > > Alternatively, if you want to send something OFFLIST, do not send it > > to the conlang list. > > I think there may a confusion evident between the terms Off List and > Off Topic. > > Off List means not transmitted via the list, whether it's on topic or not. > > Off Topic means not related to conlanging, and is obviously only a > relevant marker if the message is sent via the list.
And it should be noted that the filtering of off-topic messages only works if you use OT: (in words: 'oh tee colon') in the subject line. Exactly that. Any other tag is just a piece of text to the machine, and will not enable people of filtering. Anyway, in this case, I think the issue was probably using the Yahoo interface. It is well-known to cause trouble, and I think it was mentioned here, among other things, that it sent messages to the list although marked for private delivery. So I repeat myself: do not use the Yahoo interface. Use the email interface or the interface. **Henrik -- Relay 13 is running: