Replying to digests Was: Re: community Digest, Vol 36, Issue 48

Igor Foox igorfoox at
Fri Jul 20 01:53:28 CEST 2007

On 19-Jul-07, at 6:51 PM, richard5 at wrote:

> The problem I see with only having IRC/mailing list is that there  
> is no way to
> search through archived subjects.  So if there was a widespread  
> problem with
> the OpenMoko software, instead of posting a sticky in the forum  
> about it,
> people are now basically forced to ask the same question over and  
> over and over
> again.  Sure it'll happen on a forum but not to the extent of a  
> mailing list.
> Just last night I was on IRC and I must have seen people ask whos  
> card has been
> billed 20 times.  Just my 2 cents.
> Richard

You can search the mailing list (don't know if IRC is logged). In  
fact it's ridiculously simple.
Just paste this into your google search bar:
site: credit card
to search for "credit card".

Hope that helps,

> Quoting Knight Walker <moko at>:
>> On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 05:44:29PM -0400, Jon Radel wrote:
>>> [Entire digest that has nothing at all to do with the above that  
>>> both
>>> you sent out again removed.]
>>> Spam the whole mailing list?  Ah, at least you're forthright and  
>>> know
>>> yourself well...
>>> Ever occur to you two forum fans that the mailing list would work  
>>> better
>>> if you used it right?  Little matters such as:
>>> * If you're starting a new discussion thread, don't reply to an  
>>> existing
>>> e-mail; it throws off the people who use thread-aware MUAs.
>>> * If you're replying to something in a digest cut out all the stuff
>>> you're not replying to and fix up the subject line.
>>> * TRIM!
>>> * If you're sending a "Me Too" reply, TRIM YET SOME MORE!
>>> (See Mathew Davis's follow up for a beautiful example of  
>>> trimming. :-)
>> I agree. My main problem with a forum is that all the ones I've have
>> serious deficiencies, the biggest one being that it's really easy  
>> to lose
>> new messages if you don't dedicate a block of time to reading all new
>> messages (Sometimes in just one forum, sometimes site-wide). I  
>> have yet
>> to see a forum software that doesn't mark them all read if you  
>> have an
>> emergency in the middle and have to come back later. For some people
>> that's fine, but I prefer that my e-mail box stores a flag in each
>> message and lets me read on my own time.
>> As for the rest, I concur. Good netiquette goes a long way. Too  
>> bad it's
>> a dying art.
>> -KW
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