what a subject ;-) Re: Re: [enum][constructor][memory][cloning][vid]
[1/4] from: joel:neely:fedex at: 22-Nov-2003 7:14
Hi, Petr, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> I am sorry, maybe I missed significant discussion to the topic, but > don't you guys find subject key-words a bit contraproductive? >
I think the problem is not with key words, but with trying to cram too many topics into a single email/thread.
> Use decent mailers as Mozilla and you will not have trouble searching > for certain topics ;-) >
True. However, there's more than searching involved here. Subject keywords (when properly used) allow you to scan the inbox to see which emails to read first, ignore, etc. -jn-
[2/4] from: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Dec-2003 22:49
On 23-Nov-03, Joel Neely wrote:
> Hi, Petr, > Petr Krenzelok wrote:
<<quoted lines omitted: 8>>> Subject keywords (when properly used) allow you to scan the > inbox to see which emails to read first, ignore, etc.
I've never had trouble with that. Just read new posts to see what they're about and follow the thread or not based on whether you're interested in it or not. Of course, you may not notice the threads that morph into a subject that interests you, but those that do the morphing should just change the thread subject I feel, so it appears as a new mail. (And congrats to England;) -- Carl Read
[3/4] from: brett:codeconscious at: 23-Nov-2003 1:29
> I am sorry, maybe I missed significant discussion to the topic, but > don't you guys find subject key-words a bit contraproductive?
I think it add value with little work. Though I would prefer to see a single block of keywords For example I think your subject line might have been better as: [enum constructor memory cloning vid] Which goes to show that it was not a good choice of keywords. Even better would have been: [subject keywords] I do not think there is much value is getting hung up on any rules though. A simple convention to have a short list of keywords - preferrably one keyword is good enough. If someone misses it - it doesn't matter. If most people use it, it becomes a useful community tradition.
> Use decent mailers as Mozilla and you will not have trouble searching > for certain topics ;-)
Adding a small focussed keyword list to the subject line encourages people to be a think about terminology a little more. Probably will help you when you do your searching of emails - even with Mozilla. Regards, Brett.
[4/4] from: brett::codeconscious::com at: 23-Nov-2003 1:34
Oops. Sorry Petr. Regarding my last post, I just realised you didn't think up the above keywords. If you felt that too many of them just adds noise - I agree. Regards, Brett.
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