what a subject ;-)
[1/3] from: andreas::bolka::gmx::net at: 22-Nov-2003 17:42
> is anyone into adding [tag] in the subject of list messages to > create easy rule wizards for use by all?
Saturday, November 22, 2003, 4:46:44 PM, moliad wrote:
> when I suggested the idea it was to add the topic as a concept, not > as content. > wadaya think?
i now regret that i simply scanned over the original thread. i guess i'm not the only one on this list who reads a whole lot of other ml's as well. or more generally, i guess i'm not alone with getting quite a lot of email each day ;) so i'm not following every thread on rebol-L closely, but scan over most of the messages diving deeper when something sounds interesting. the whole subject tag mess has made my (human) scanning process much more harder, recently. in other words, scanning over rebol-L's messages is much slower because of those messy subjects. as my interest in a given messge is usually not bound to a categorical classification but rather to the topic at hand, my brain has not to skip over all those tags and discard their dis-information - a rather exhausting process :) an example: i don't know wether i want to read a message about e.g. [VID] - it might be a message about the event handling in VID, which i'd really read, or it might be a message about some low-level details i'm not currently interested. as i sai: just knowing that it's classified as [VID] does not help. if you'd use descriptive subjects in the first place, you might not need the subject tag at all. one subject tag is reasonable, but as soon as two tags show up, the whole thing becomes really messy and quite useless to me as _human_ agent. if you really want to do classification for non-human agents, i'd suggest simply adding a custom header (e.g. X-REBOL-L-Classification ) to your messages. -- Best regards, Andreas
[2/3] from: greggirwin:mindspring at: 22-Nov-2003 10:31
Hi Andreas, Well said. I think a single tag could be used, but once we get to three or four of them, I lose the actual subject (literally; visually; the column in the mailer list isn't wide enough to display it). AB> if you really want to do classification for non-human agents, i'd AB> suggest simply adding a custom header (e.g. AB> "X-REBOL-L-Classification") to your messages. Great idea! In addition, does anyone know of any Bayesian classifiers we could apply somehow? -- Gregg
[3/3] from: rotenca:telvia:it at: 22-Nov-2003 19:25
> Well said. I think a single tag could be used, but once we get to > three or four of them, I lose the actual subject (literally; visually; > the column in the mailer list isn't wide enough to display it).
I suggest to put them at the end of subject, not at the start. My screen is small: sometime I read only: [REBOL] Re: [enum][constructor][memory][cloning][vid] Som Not a great subject line... Classification is not always an objective thing, at least for me: my top classes can be very different from yours. And I like Rebol because it lacks standard Classes ;-) --- Ciao Romano