[thelist] Post format

aardvark evolt at roselli.org
Thu Jul 21 13:37:05 CDT 2005

On 21 Jul 2005 at 3:02, Rick Faaberg wrote:
> Oh, I see. All that's needed is a bit of enforcement. But on a volunteer
> list that might not happen. I certainly never want to be the enforcer if
> that is not my job! ;-]

rick, as an all-volunteer list, it's hard to have a moderator acting 
as a moderator... so we're self-policing...

back when i was actively moderating, i kept all my 'enforcement' off-
list so that it didn't embarrass or contribute to the noise...

that being said, one issue that get's peoples' knickers in a bunch is 
when someone creates a new thread by replying to an existing 

not only does it show up in the archives as part of an unrelated 
thread, but it also messes with members who have their mail clients 
set to a threaded view...

also, take a look at the headers of each post -- all you should need 
is in there (unsub info, help, archive, posting address, etc.)... and 
then there's the link in the footer...

since the list is made up of web professionals, we'd like to trust 
that the membership knows enough to consult the built-in 
documentation before posting...

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