[Ironpython-users] Undesired Side Effects of sending digests to the list as emails

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Mon Jul 4 19:28:20 CEST 2011

The daily digest is just the digest of the bug tracker for the day, not the
normal messages.
On Jul 4, 2011 9:22 AM, "David Bagby" <Dave at mvcalypso.com> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I've been reading the list for a couple of months as part of an effort
> to learn more about Iron Python.
> I thought I'd speak up about the recent decision to start sending the
> list daily digest to the list (as an email)....
> I rather dislike the side effect of this and wanted to explain why...
> turning this option on has created a recursive problem.
> If a list subscriber gets the list content as individual emails, the
> digest is just one more email they get -
> However, if you choose to get the list email as a daily digest (as I
> do), sending the digest as an email to the list causes the digest to be
> inserted into the daily digest email.... and that makes for a very hard
> to read digest.
> It also effectively doubles content of the digest (as today's digest
> ends up including an email from yesterday which is all of the prior
> day's digest). This is ugly enough when you get daily digests, I hate
> to think about what this would look like if one opted for weekly digests
> instead of daily (I don't remember if this list offers weekly digests,
> some other lists I subscribe to do).
> When someone then replies to an email and does not trim the quoted
> reply... well, at that point the you have a pretty massive amount of
> text within which it is darn near impossible to find the "new" content.
> Now think about trying to read that on a typical mobile device (as I
> often do on my android phone)..... one ends up having to scroll thru
> pages and pages of useless text.
> The net effect for me is that this recent change to the list has made
> reading the list painful enough that I've found myself just deleting the
> list emails instead of reading them. :-(
> So, just in case anyone is counting raised hands, mine is up for "please
> turn this digest is sent to the list option back off".
> Dave
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