OT/Admin: tags

From: Jeffrey Sharp <jss_at_subatomix.com>
Date: Tue Feb 4 20:46:01 2003

On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
> I would like to propose [again] that we ... insert a tag [cctalk] in the
> Subject: line of the postings

There's another angle to this: crossposting. Say we put [cctalk] in front of
cctalk messages, and [cctech] in front of cctech messages. A cctalk
subscriber posts a message. It gets automagically crossposted to cctech,
with a [cctech] header going out. Someone on cctech replies. It gets
automagically crossposted to cctalk. Mailman doesn't know to strip off the
[cctech] from cctalk crossposts. Congratulations, the subject now contains a
[cctalk][cctech] double tag. Example:

    |Re: [cctalk] [cctech] Fwd: Re: Available in Milwau|

There are workarounds, of course, but they detract from the original purpose
of [listname] tags or require yet another filter in the mail pipeline.

Jeffrey Sharp
Received on Tue Feb 04 2003 - 20:46:01 GMT

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