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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
ICQ# 6110557

"Silence is the virtue of fools."
Francis Bacon

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Jill T. Shuttleworth, P.E., S.E. [mailto:andeng(--nospam--at)]
|Sent: Monday, March 30, 1998 8:38 AM
|To: seaoc(--nospam--at)
|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:
|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
|> 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