[Numpy-discussion] Numpy-discussion Digest, Vol 19, Issue, 44

Travis E. Oliphant oliphant@enthought....
Thu Apr 10 13:42:46 CDT 2008


Thank you for that very helpful set of suggestions.  I think the main 
thing is to keep the subject heading so that we can parse which 
conversation the response is targeted to.  

Also, not including the entire digest in the response is useful as well.

We don't want to push occasional posters away (indeed often the most 
useful comments will come from them because they may not be caught up in 
the history of any particular decision and provide a fresh perspective).

Please post :-)  just use the relevant subject line and filter out non 
relevant content in the response.

Best regards,

-Travis O.

> Just a suggestion, which I hope doesn't annoy anyone :-).
> I receive the NumPy and SciPy digests because the amount of traffic
> on the lists is so high and my time to keep up with them is so limited
> (there is probably a way to filter emails in Thunderbird that would
> work, but I still have to figure that out). I found a way to reply to
> posts from the digest that is fiddly but avoids the problem that
> Robert points out, for occasional posters...
>   1. Press reply
>   2. Copy the subject line from the original email you want to reply
>      to and paste it over the subject line in the new email window.
>   3. Copy the "Message-ID" string from the original email you are
>      replying to and paste it into both a "References:" line and a
>      "In-Reply-To:" line in the message header (where you specify
>      the recipients etc.).
> I hope I got that right, since it's been a while... In order to get
> "References:" and "In-Reply-To:" in the pull-down boxes in Thunderbird,
> I had to add an entry in the prefs.js file of my profile as follows:
>    user_pref("mail.compose.other.header", "References,In-Reply-To");
> Sorry to perpetuate the subject line, but I did keep it intact! Hope
> that helps someone (and keeps everyone happy).

> Cheers,
> James.
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