Thanks for your comments, but commenting on how the list ought to be run
should *not* be done on the list. Comments like yours should have been
directed to [EMAIL-REMOVED]. Nevertheless, I'll reply
on-list in case anyone is curious about responses to the issues you
brought up publicly.
> Zoe M. Gillenwater wrote:
>> Will everyone please respond to this email, where I've added a
>> subject, instead of Simon's original email? Please remember that you
>> can change the subject line of any thread as necessary. If someone
>> forgets to add a subject, please add your own when replying that
>> accurately describes the thread as you see it. It will make it easier
>> for people to browse and search the archives, as well as attract the
>> right attention to the thread in the first place.
> This is helping a bit, but in my Thunderbird this reply is still in
> the thread "[css-d](no subject)", which is growing to a kind of list
> in the list ...
Right, as it should be.
> And "attract the right attention to the thread" doesn't work if I
> don't click to open the + of the (no subject) thread first. (Yes, this
> time I did it, but not always. ;-) )
I was referring here to the need to put a good subject in in the first
> Maybe a solution is to get the topic out of this thread by opening a
> new topic with the right subject (this way removing the build-in css-d
> Thread Reference code); and then paste everything in the new post.
> Then other people then the sender are doing the correcting work ...
I don't think this should be done. When I am browsing the archives,
there is nothing more annoying than a broken thread. Just change the
subject line, please.
> Or maybe a solution is to automate a bouncing answer to the "no
> subject"-poster as "We are sorry, this post could not be recieved in
> the css-discus list because you did not fill in the subject line in
> your mail. Please sent it again with a subject , then it will be
> Seems a bit unfriendly, but on the other hand it is not very polite to
> send mails without a subject ... 
Yes, we used to have a filter to catch mail without subjects, but it
wasn't working correctly, so Eric removed it. Just like other list
violations (such as excess quoting) all we can do is let it happen and
remind people when it does not to do it any more.
Any other suggestions for list management I would be happy to receive
off-list. Please email them to [EMAIL-REMOVED] so all
the moderators will get a copy.
Zoe M. Gillenwater
Design Services Manager
UNC Highway Safety Research Center
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