Remove useless "[Motu-reviewers] [REVU] prefixes from mail subjects

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at
Mon Feb 11 17:24:52 GMT 2008

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> Hello there,
> Since every mail sent to motu-reviewers at is prefixed with those
> prefixes, I thought we should remove them. They make the subject longer without
> providing anything useful, I most likely everyone is filtering those mails to a
> special folder, and knows those mails are from REVU and that stuff.
> So I suggest we remove them. There's an issue Scott Kitterman spotted, which is
> that there might be someone relaying on them to filter the mails (e.g. Subject
> contains "Motu-Reviewers". If there is someone doing it, he can switch the
> filter to look at some headers, e.g. "X-BeenThere" is
> "motu-reviewers at", or "List-Id" is "".
> If there is no objection to this (and I hope there isn't) in a few days, I'll
> ask Reinhard to remove the mailman prefix, and create a patch for REVU to remove
> the other one.
> The [UPDATE], [COMMENT], [UPLOAD] prefixes will still be shown.

As nobody has objected, I've gone ahead and filled bug 190999

> Cheers,
> Emilio

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