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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject RE: [general] low signal, high noise
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2003 00:17:06 GMT

Different issue Alan.

What I'm after are sub-lists. ie)

geronimo-dev mail list then:
[general]   or  [spec]  etc.

At Jakarta Commons we have slowly managed to get the Developer list to
abide by this, though no the User list 100% of the time. Although I [and
someone else] suggested such a thing for Geronimo, the sheer number of
people here means it's unlikely it'll manage to learn to abide by informal
rules [my opinion from the Commons community].

Even if it is, the only way to make it adhere is to define a solid set of
sub-contexts and publish these [wiki, whereever]. Or to push off separate
lists [which damages the development of the community, but so does too
much noise].

For your problem, have you tried filtering on a header? That's the
preferred way. However I often find myself forgetting and filtering on the


On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Alan Cabrera wrote:

> I requested a similar thing in that I asked for this discussion to be
> labeled [geronimo-dev] so that I can spot it from the tons of junk emails
> that are sent to me and the response that I basically got was that it's too
> bad the my emailer sucks so bad.
> Regards,
> Alan
> OpenEJB Developer
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Henri Yandell []
> >
> > I'm not sure if others are finding this too, but I'm
> > definitely looking forward to a time when the mail list gets
> > nice and organised about either having multiple lists or
> > having an obvious separation of concepts with good use of
> > [xxx] markers.
> >
> > I'm used to getting a lot of mail list traffic into my inbox,
> > and yet I'm starting to treat the list as a lot of white-noise.
> >
> > Any need for improvements, or am I just being a wimp?
> >
> > Hen
> >
> >

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