[OT] Off-Topic Posts and Threads on the Python Mailing List

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Fri Sep 30 00:16:43 CEST 2011


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Westley Martínez <anikom15 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm kind of new to the whole mailing list thing, but they seem to be a
> lot more lenient than internet forums about most things.  I've noticed
> that sometimes Off-topic posts can get a little out of hand.  I guess
> it's not really a big deal, but it bothers me, and the trolls just love
> to feed on it.  I mean, as programmers, we should devote our time to
> improving computer systems.

This is why good mail clients have a "Mute" or equivalent function to
ignore an entire thread and not let it waste any more of your time.

You may want to plonk Xah and the ranter who goes by Rick while you're at it. :)

Cheers,
Chris



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