[python-list] - what do you think ?

Kushal Kumaran kushal.kumaran+python at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 03:37:38 CET 2011


----- Original message -----
> On 2011-02-08, przemolicc at poczta.fm <przemolicc at poczta.fm> wrote:
> 
> > I have just subscribed to this python-list@ and this is my N list.
> > Usually many mailing lists use square brackets to identify its name
> > when you have e-mails from different forums.
> > Would you consider adding [] to this list also ?
> 
> Please don't.
> 
>   1) It's redundant.   There are already header lines to identify the
>         fact that the message is from the python mailing list.
> 
>   2) A lot of subscribers read the list in its own mailbox or newsgroup
>         (e.g. via gmane.org), so identifying the list in the subject would
>         just be a waste of pixels.
> 
>   3) If you want to add stuff to the subject line for your own use,
>         it's trivial with something like procmail.
>         

4) Some of us like to read email on our phones and like to use the limited horizontal space for actual content.

-- 
regards,
kushal




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