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RE: [Rabbits] Whining

  • From"Dan Isaac 2" <disaac2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 27 Jul 2006 16:36:41 -0400
Well, the other option is that we could move these discussions to the
"something" list.
It seems to me that it is a bit of a toss up as to whether they are directly
Rabbit related topics or not.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rabbits-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:rabbits-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Marc Hartstein
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 3:29 PM
> To: rabbits@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Rabbits] Whining
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 02:10:18PM -0400, ragtimejean wrote:
> >     Josh,
> >    I just deleted about 35 e-mails. Is there some way to request Rabbits
> >    not to Reply to All, when a question is asked by a specific Rabbit,
> >    e.g., the music demo, the tarot discussions.
> >    There is clearly some value in being able to ask a question of a
> >    collection of similar interest people, but to have each of those
> >    respond to everyone else clogs up e-mail for those who are not
> >    interested in the original question. If a general discussion forum is
> >    desired for Rabbits, perhaps that could be set up as a separate chat
> >    room that you have to actually go to to participate.
> >    Any advice welcome. End of whining.
> >    Drama Mama
> Drama Mama,
> These topics (and the Binary Homeworlds conversation going on over on
> the Icehouse list) are appropriate to the lists they're on, and they
> benefit from list-wide discussion.  Replying to the list seems
> appropriate to me for all of them.
> If the amount of traffic is getting in your way, you might want to
> consider tools to manage it at your end.  I use filters to put all the
> list traffic into its own mailbox, where I can read it when I feel like
> it but don't have it distracting me from personal email which might be
> more important.  Another option is to switch over to digest mode, where
> you'll get an email a day for each list you're subscribed to, containing
> a digest of all the messages sent to the list for that day.  It cuts
> down the amount of traffic into your mailbox significantly, although it
> comes at the cost of a delay before you receive things.
> Hope you can figure out a way to use the discussion lists in a way that
> makes you comfortable.  If you'd like to follow up off-list to talk
> about options in more detail, I'd be happy to do so.
> Marc

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