[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list

Al Black al-black at telus.net
Tue Mar 24 00:06:54 CET 2015

Hey everyone,

On 2015-03-23, at 1:26 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> On 03/23/2015 02:54 AM, Lucio Chiappetti wrote:
>> On Sat, 21 Mar 2015, Al Black wrote:
>>> Further to the point, between top posting and lack of editing, the
>>> digest format of list posts are essentially unreadable.
>> Do you mean the MIME digests produced by mailman ? I totally disagree,
>> they are one of the best features.
> I think he's referring to the difficulty of reading (in particular) the
> plain format digest when it's full of top posted "me too" replies with
> quotes of quotes ...
> Trying to find the original material amongst the quotes which you've
> already seen multiple times in the same digest is daunting to say the least.

Thanks Mark, that's my point precisely.  What I've heard from users is that the mime digests are better but it depends on their MUA(s).  

I spent a few hours yesterday thinking about a "cleaner" to improve the signal noise for the kind of posts were talking about.  Not a simple problem to solve (well for me anyway).  


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