list changes & RFC on archives & rack chassis

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Wed Mar 20 12:38:20 2002

On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Richard Erlacher wrote:
> Also, the fact that these items come up in searches certainly makes it
> important that the subject line be the actual subject of the post. There have
> been plenty of posts with a title of (just as an example) "MV2000 PSU" that
> are 20 posts down the road from the last even remotely related item. If every
> post to the list with that title produces a hit for the search engines looking
> for MV2000, I'd bet they get a lot of spambot fodder from that. What's more,
> if you want your posts to be locatable by the search engines, it certainly
> doesn't help that the discussion topic wanders under a completely irrelvant
> title.

Such as a search for "rack chassis"??
It is amusing to hear complaints about failure to update subject line
under an unupdated subject line.

> The HTML filter would certainly be a good idea. Once people realize their
> HTML posts don't find their way to distribution, they'll take the 1 second to
> turn that feature off.

I like it, and I HATE HTML mail, BUT, . . .
the majority of people sending HTML with Outhouse, etc. can NOT turn that
feature off in 1 second, because
1) they don't know how
2) they don't know what HTML IS
3) they are in denial - "I looked at it on MY screen, and it IS nothing
but text!; it's already the simplest, easiest to read font that I have,
should I switch to a lighter colored background?"

I assume that the [OL] tag would be automatically generated. Otherwise
you would have a 0% compliance, since the only people who would both know
about the requirement and be willing to comply would be those who ARE on
the list.

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Wed Mar 20 2002 - 12:38:20 GMT

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