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

From:Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>
Date:Monday, February 13, 2006, 22:18
On Sun, 12 Feb 2006 02:19:18 +0100, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>

>Hi! > >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
>> >> 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.
The brown interface doesn't work! It sends private messages to the list! Jeff
> >**Henrik >-- >Relay 13 is running: > >=========================================================================


Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>