Re: Don't mean to offend, but...
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 1, 2003, 7:48|
* H. S. Teoh said on 2003-03-31 23:20:25 +0200
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 10:54:49PM +0200, taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> > Reading conlang got a lot more effective once I started treating it as a
> > newsgroup. I score messages up/down, mark some people and some topics as
> > read automagically etc. Get to know your mailer better, there's probably
> > lots of ways to personalize it to perform better for you.
> It *greatly* helps if you have a threaded mailer (i.e., sort messages by
> thread, and displays nested thread structure, and has commands to perform
> various operations on entire threads---such as delete.)
> As for dealing with the volume itself, I usually scan the first few
> messages of a thread, and if they are uninteresting to me, I remember the
> subject line and just thread-delete everything with that subject line
Ah, but there are lots and lots of people on this list who are incapable
of making a new message, they can only reply, so that you get threads
|->Re: Yet another English pronounciation thread
|->Bright new thread that has nothing at all to do with sounds
`->Re: Yet another English pronounciation thread
... I never actually *delete* a conlang-mail though, so when a mightily
interesting thread turns up in some other thread like this, I have a
chance to see it. Still annoying though.