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- From: "Dennis S. Wish" <wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:01:57 -0800
There are simpler ways to adjust to a more complicated coding. You can create custom Signatures with codes already embedded. Another thought is that one of us can create a small visual basic drop-down list that sits on the desktop to find an appropriate category. I agree with Jill, but there are some shortcuts to take when having to content with more cryptic codes. PS: As I stated before, we are discussing coding of subject lines in a message titled "RE: lurkers unite" - how will we ever be able to easily locate this message in the archives? I left the subject so that you will know that I am responding. Dennis Wish PE La Quinta, California wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com ICQ# 6110557 http://wwp.mirabilis.com/6110557 "Silence is the virtue of fools." Francis Bacon |-----Original Message----- |From: Jill T. Shuttleworth, P.E., S.E. [mailto:andeng(--nospam--at)televar.com] |Sent: Monday, March 30, 1998 8:38 AM |To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org |Subject: Re: lurkers unite | | |My opinion is that the only standard which would be followed is |one which is very |general so no-one would have to look it up to remember it. For example: |steel |wood |concrete |masonry |wind |seismic |humor |code |misc. | |Jill Shuttleworth |Sunnyside, WA | |ErnieNSE wrote: | |> Having standards for Subject: heading would be nice. But I think |it is not |> practical. |> |> Consider the subject I'm on, I read the post, I'm interested in |it. I want to |> respond. So I just press reply button(on AOL) and type on. I |don't check what |> the subject is, if it is correct per standard or not, and if it is not |> correct, I don't want to spend time to correct it when I respond. |> |> I look at this listserve as a group of people discussing mostly |structural |> engineering topics which I am interested in. I turn it on |whenever I'm free or |> on a break and whatever topic I'm interested in I just join the |discussion. I |> don't have to ask permission to join or wait for my turn to |speak. I don't |> have to specify what subject of discussion I want to join or to |change the |> subject to a more appropriate one that conforms to standard. I |know most of us |> are like this because I followed some threads before and the |subject kept on |> changing because people talk about another topic while responding to one |> particular topic. Then when someone responds to this latest post |about the |> other topic, the subject heading is already wrong because they |just pressed |> the reply button. |> |> Being an informal discussion group/listserve, I think this is |how we'll keep |> on going. Unless .......somebody sets some RULES and order |everyone to obey or |> get kicked out. Is somebody out there brave enough to set the |RULE and risk |> being kicked out himself? I'd be willing to follow the RULE if |there is one |> But I don't want to be the one to set it. And if there is a |RULE, then, it |> won't be an informal discussion group anymore. It will be just like a |> committee meeting where we have a Robert's Rule of Order (sort of). |> |> I know how hard it is to follow the threads or to keep up with all the |> discussions when there is really a lot. It would be nice to |filter it. But the |> only way to do this is to ask voluntary efforts from everybody |to follow topic |> standards, (if we do set up one and agree on it) then make sure |that nobody |> goes astray, and if it does happen, then it must be corrected by |the one who |> responds to the topic. Not really complicated but too cumbersome for me. |> |> So what do you guys think? |> |> BTW, if you wish to respond to this post by pressing the reply |button, check |> the "Subject: " first and see if it is correct. Change it if it |is wrong. And |> don't talk about another topic while you're responding to this. |"Send" this |> first, then choose another Subject(it must be the correct one) |then write on. |> |> Ernie Natividad |> | | | | | |
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