OFFTOPIC Re: [Mailman-Users] Archive URL in postings (2.1b3)

Barry A. Warsaw barry at
Tue Oct 29 22:14:42 CET 2002

>>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at> writes:

    CVR> The subject line is ALREADY seriously challenged as an
    CVR> information source -- effectively, it's limited to about 50
    CVR> characters by most mail clients, in some cases, that can be
    CVR> as low as 35 characters in some mail clients.

    CVR> So when you tell me that the original author only has 50
    CVR> characters to convince someone to open their piece of email,
    CVR> but you think it's okay for the MLM to take 10-15% of that
    CVR> space, and the 10-15% PRIME space at the front of the line,
    CVR> to install a flag that already exists elsewhere in the
    CVR> headers (list-id, sender, etc), I have problems with
    CVR> that. You've effectively kicked the user out of a good chunk
    CVR> of his own space advertising why someone should read that
    CVR> message, and stuffed in the equivalent of a pop-up ad into
    CVR> that space for the mailing list.

Very interesting point!

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