Lists vs. Wiki (was Re: Roadmap update)

Bill Maltby, LFS Organizational bill at
Thu Jan 29 16:23:33 PST 2004

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Matthew Burgess wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 18:43:07 -0500 (EST)
> "Bill Maltby, LFS Organizational" <bill at> wrote:
> > Sounds intriguing. Would we have some mechanism to make it easy to get
> > *just* those summaries (separating the wheat from the chaff, so to
> > speak). I had an initial thought, but it's been a long day at the KB
> > and I didn't feel like looking like a fool by suggesting what first
> > came to mind.  :P
> Bill, ever the one to make myself look like a fool in public I'll
> offer my immediate thoughts without hesitation :) (if nothing else it'll
> give me a giggle in a few years time to see how often I embarked on such
> willful self-humiliation):

Today, better you than me. I'll do the next one!  :)

> 1) Use your MUA's search facility :)
> 2) The guideline (should there be one) makes a suggestion of posting the
> summary message in it's own thread.  The MUA can then be used to sort by
> message subject so all "[SUMMARY]: xyz" messages *should* be at the top.
> 3) The archive search engine could be tweaked to just search summary
> messages (not sure whether this is feasible)
> 4) Another list subscription mode along the lines of digest but simply
> summary-mode where the only thing you ever get is summary messages
> (again not sure whether this can be implemented or not).

3) and 4) were in my mind. 1) and 2) were discarded as being less
desirable, but available as a last resort.

Thanks, I owe you one!

> Best regards,
> Matt.

Bill Maltby,
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