[Mailman-Users] I'd prefer clients had collapsing features, not top-post; do away with mailing list digests
andrew.stuart at supercoders.com.au
Thu Apr 2 21:13:59 CEST 2015
I’d like it if digests could be either the full text of the emails or just a list of subject lines.
I don’t want to scroll through the full text of every message in the digest.
On 3 Apr 2015, at 6:06 am, Tanstaafl <tanstaafl at libertytrek.org> wrote:
On 4/2/2015 1:45 PM, J.B. Nicholson-Owens <jbn at forestfield.org> wrote:
> I also think we should stop offering mailing list digests, particularly
> because I don't see a need for them now that bandwidth to most Internet
> users is plentiful (plentiful enough to see widespread use of HTML
> email, for instance) and so many users pick gratis email hosting that
> imposes no quota on them (to maximize effectiveness of spying on
> users?). I'd be willing to reconsider my opinion on digests if there
> were some compelling reason(s) to continue digests. So far all I see in
> digests are the bad points: digests break threading, replies to digests
> contain far more quoted material than original material, and top posting
> makes digests even harder for me to figure out what is being replied to.
Well, liomited bandwidth was never a reason (in my mind) for wanting
digest versions of some email lists...
The main reason I may choose a digest version of a list is if it is
high-volume, and/or I am more of a lurker than participant. In such a
case digests makes the Inbox (or folder if they are filtered to one)
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