Re: Improving the list (was: Can we please dekookify the list?)

Timothy Bates (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 15:57:07 +1100

Aaron said
> With this system in place we could log into a web page and check what our
> kook rating or glory rating is as well, and perhaps be presented options to
> modify/delete/add our filters. The behavior of the commands could even be
> customized, to some degree, via a web interface.

excellent idea.

I suggested that these two are not needed anymore.

>> 3) Kill Thread does the obvious. You will no longer recieve that thread.
>>    (and possibly not receive dereived threads either?)
>> 4) Kill Topic. If subjects are prefixed correctly (ie. ADV, META,
>>    SCI/TECH...) you can elect to have certain specific topics filtered.
and Aaron asked
> Why are the last too not needed? Your change above still does not let me
> filter out entire threads which I might find boring.

I just thought that users could do this, but you are right. The opportunity to filter mails like this is valuable.

an example client rule might be

if meta-topic-global-rating < -50 then

kill this mail
else if meta-topic-global-rating > +50 then

color this mail olive green
end if