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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.)
Like mutt
> 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 > thereafter.
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 like: |->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. t.