Re: Can we please dekookify the list?

Mon, 01 Mar 1999 17:48:40 +0100

It appears as if Scott Badger <> wrote:
|For my $.02 worth, I've always found it simple enough to identify the gist
|of a thread and whether I was interested in reading or deleting it. Subject
|lines are not always good indicators of the quality/relevance of the content
|so I typically read the first couple of posts unless I clearly recognize the
|topic as uninteresting to me. I would pay even less attention to a prefix
|tag. The subject line very quickly becomes equivalent to a prefix tag for
|my purposes. I am, therefore, generally sympathetic to Mr. Reeves position.

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X does not feel the need for filters		Don't use filters.
X does feel the need for filters		Do use filters.

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Nobody _requires_ you to use nor not to use filters.

Filtering can be a great win, both in time and bandwidth, for those people who pay for their net access based on how much traffic they receive.

I believe the interest in filters rises semi-exponentially with the number of e-mails one receives per time unit.

Currently I receive some 500-600 e-mails each day. I filter and sort heavily.

You mailage may vary.