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Re: The "subject"

Original poster: "Steve Greenfield by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <alienrelics-at-yahoo-dot-com>

People won't even change the subject line when it strays way off
the thread. So how does it matter?


How about just trying hard to come up with descriptive names for
threads, and changing the subject line if (when) the subject
changes? IE, no more "please help me" and instead "Short sparks on
my new coil" or "Help identify this capacitor".

Steve Greenfield

--- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
> Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz
> <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> The Geek Group addressed this problem on our own list a few
> months ago. We 
> came up with a system that allows for easy mail sorting and
> thread following 
> with little effort, Meta Tags :)
> On Geeklist all subject lines are given a meta-tag for what area
> of interest 
> it's in, then a regular subject line follows. As long as people
> remain 
> diligent about keeping the subject lines on track, it works
> great. It's like 
> this. On Geeklist the subject lines look like.
> [IT][Linux] RedHat 7.3 Valhalla release!!!!!!
> [Geek-3]Rewire Completed
> [Board][Admin] Fundraising
> The entire system of tags is:
> [Admin] Administrative
> [Lgl] Legal Team
> [Fun] Stupid things of general interest (riddles, etc)
> [Audio] Audio Recording and Production
> [Tes] Tesla Coiling
> [Comp] Computers
> [IT] Information Technology (usually networking or large computer
> things)
> {Cult] Geek Culture
> [UET] Urban Exploration Team
> [Gen] General interest
> [Geek-X] (where X is the unit number) Geekmobiles
> [Luge] Streetluging
> [Req] Request for Info
> [Veh] Vehicular Sciences
> [PHY] Physics
> [ELEC] Electronics
> [CHEM] Chemistry
> [Thon] Teslathons (we host 2 large ones a year)
> [Bio]  Biology
> [Demo] Demonstrations
> I believe it was Phil who invented the system for us, and we've
> been using 
> it with wonderful success for months.
> Christopher "Duck" Boden Geek#1
> President / C.E.O. / Alpha Geek
> The Geek Group
> www.thegeekgroup-dot-org
> Because the Geek shall inherit the Earth!
> >Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" 
> ><PsychoticMinds1-at-aol-dot-com>
> >
> >i have asimple idea it goes as follows
> >
> >tesla new idea   <-------This is the original
> >Re: tesla new idea #1<--------responce
> >Re: tesla new idea #2<--------response
> >Re: tesla new idea #3<--------restonse
> >Re: tesla new idea #3,1 <---- response to response
> >Re: tesla new idea #3,2<-----------and so on and so on
> >
> >
> >I dunno its just an idea i would think the mail server could be
> coded to do
> >this maybe the geek group could help to write a program for this
> >considering
> >they have experience  writing programs and it would benifit the
> list in the 
> >end
> >helping them out to ;-).  ok please no one stone me to death on
> this lol 
> >happy
> >coiling all

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