[OS X TeX] OT: digests

Andrei Sobolevskii ansobol at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 10:24:38 CEST 2005


Hi all,

I am a digest subscriber, hence the late reply to this thread -- sorry for that.

Digest subscriptions are good for the reason Bruno mentions: they are
a ton less intrusive.  This is a very important reason.  This is why
all my subscriptions are digests.  I used to think, naively, that this
is precisely the reason why digest subscriptions are offered at all.

> From: "Gerben Wierda" <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl>
> I am all in favour of forbidding digests. Most digest users forget to
> change the subject line and the in-reply-to headers are also incorrect.

Why doesn't the list server reject all email with the subject line
matching the pattern "Mac OS X TeX Digest" and sending a "Please
insert a specific subject" message to the poster?  This will not help
with the more technical headers that are automatically generated, but
still will solve half of the problem Gerben mentions.

How many posts with non-informative subjects do we have on this list
by the way?  Interestingly, the digest subscribers seem to not feel
precisely the problems they are causing to others.

Please excuse me if this email is a bit offensive but this list is so
valuable a resourse that I am really concerned about the possible
effect on its usability for digest readers like me.

Although the idea of changing the working habit and subscribing
real-time has some interest as well...

Best,
Andrei
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