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Proposal: optimizing mailing list 'bahaviour'

From: Tanja Sieber <tanja.sieber@t-dos.de>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 08:07:47 +0100
To: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@danbri.org>, "Eric Neumann" <eneumann@alum.mit.edu>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Cc: "Phillip Lord" <Phillip.Lord@newcastle.ac.uk>, "hclsig-pub" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <KNEHLJDGCAJHFAHOOMOHEENJDPAA.tanja.sieber@t-dos.de>

Hey all,
I'm member in another mailing-list, where the following behaviour is
standard: it's usal to use the prefixes Q for 'trara' Question, FYI stands
for 'For your interest', AW for 'Answer' AND S for 'Summary'.
The proceeding of posting a question is, that persons answer directly only
to that person, that posted the question and that person sends around after
finalizing the collection of answers to her/his question a Summary. That
makes it quite easy to follow the list postings.
Maybe we could introduce something similar?
regards from Hungary, Tanja

:: -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
:: Von: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
:: [mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org]Im Auftrag von Dan Brickley
:: Gesendet: Dienstag, 31. Januar 2006 17:26
:: An: Eric Neumann
:: Cc: Phillip Lord; hclsig-pub
:: Betreff: Re: [public-semweb-lifesci, meta-discussion] RE: Lack of prefix
:: in public-semweb-lifesci Subject line makes it difficult to recognize
:: origin
:: * Eric Neumann <eneumann@alum.mit.edu> [2006-01-31 08:10-0500]
:: >
:: > Phil,
:: >
:: > I think that is a very constructive suggestion...
:: Another passing observation aimed at defusing the client / server
:: debate: W3C mailing lists are also available as "RSS feeds". These
:: feed URLs, in our case
:: 	http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-semweb-lifesci/feed.rss
:: ...can be put into newsreading software (desktop or web-based such as
:: www.bloglines.com) to give members of the community another way of
:: keeping track of discussions, without over-burdening their mailboxes.
:: http://dmoz.org/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Scien

...is a list of some RSS-reading software. It can be used to read this
newsfeed and many others, organised by topic, date, etc.

The W3C "feeds" for discussion lists aren't perfect, I think they could
be improved eg. in their handling of threads, but they may prove useful
to some folks here.

Hope this helps,


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