[META] Subject tags was Re: [EVA] Way off topic questions.
widya at macquarie.matra.com.au
Sat Nov 8 22:25:13 EST 1997
On Sat, 8 Nov 1997, dreamreaver wrote:
> >[ONE LINER]
> Meaning that this mail has only one line of content, excluding those that
> are repeated.
> >[BITCHY ONE LINER]
> A [one liner] that is meant to be bitchy i.e. sarcastic?
Those tags are there for people who have kill files, so they don't waste
time reading posts that have no information content. It comes from years
of being on mailing lists, and is MY form of ML etiquette. Even if you
haven't kill files, just by reading the subject header you can tell if
there's going to be any useful content. [BITCHY ONE LINER] is exactly
it. If you don't want to waste bandwidth reading it, just delete it.
I only wish more people were as considerate.
Widya Santoso widya at macquarie.matra.com.au +61 2 6288 0405
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