Subject line tags

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at
Fri Jan 12 07:31:16 UTC 2007

On 1/11/07, Evan Leibovitch <evan at> wrote:

> I guess a convention that works everywhere else in the open source world
> is beneath this list...

that's a bit uncalled for...   I have checked and out of the 8 mailing
lists I get from  none use that convention.   Then I
randomly selected 13 other lists hosts, and only 5 out of
13 used that convention. So obviously not of all of the open-source
world obligatory follow this approach.

On a personal note, I really don't care one way or the other.  I
filter all my mailing lists in their own little folder, so to have the
special prefix or not in the subject line of individual emails doesn't
matter for me.

Like I wrote earlier, I'm willing to to the change if there seems to
be a large consensus that it is something we want as a group.  But I
see a evenly split opinion in the replies until now, as I have seen in
the past when this topic has arose. So in that split situation I would
be tempted to propose to follow the approach the majority of the
ubuntu mailing lists adopt, and not add a prefix to the subject line.
And continue the business as usual method for our little corner of the
open source world.

Daniel Robitaille

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