On 12/17/2015 1:34 PM, Lindstrom, Scott R. wrote:
But some people don't want to receive hundreds of emails a week from a list. Midrange-l is so active it can become overwhelming.

Very true. Which is why I don't use email for this busy list - I use
NNTP via Gmane and read / respond via Thunderbird.

There is a reason to make note of it here though. I know that very,
very few people look at the archives, but it's really, really hard to
follow a thread once it's been converted from 'Displaying the contents
of QSYS2.SYSTABLES.TABLE_TEXT' into 'Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest, Vol 14,
Issue 1765'. The thread itself is broken, the archives can't connect
the parts and a valuable suggestion is lost. Worse, not even an eyeball
scan of the archives will help because the subject line bears no
resemblance whatsoever to the original.

With that context in mind, I think back to how many times Chuck has
posted an answer based on research from the archives, and I think I
understand why he made his remarks.

On the other hand, a thousand blessings on Mike for trimming his post!

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of CRPence
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:45 AM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: MIDRANGE-L Digest, Vol 14, Issue 1765

IMO: Digest mode is a relic of a by gone era; modern email clients and
NNTP clients allow message grouping and threading features that
ameliorate the past legitimate reasoning for using digests.


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