I think that for most users there should be no point in switching to
digest mode (with respect to good orientation in the mailbox). In most
mail clients it is possible to create new folders in addition to the
standard Inbox and then define filters to sort the incoming mails.
I personally use Thunderbird, so I created a folder "ontolog-forum" and
defined a filter that moves all incoming ontolog-forum mails into that
folder. That way I see ontolog messages only when I choose to.. and
don't lose chance see what is going on or to reply to a thread. (02)
Jack uses Thunderbird too according to the message headers so I think
this would be ideal solution for him. Or is the problem somewhere else?
In the size of messages? Or that downloading many messages is
uncomfortably slow for you? (03)
Peter P. Yim wrote:
> I had an exchange with Jack Teller on the subject, which, I
> believe, may be of general interest (especially to those who are
> new to the Ontolog collaborative work environment). Therefore
> sharing it here (with Jack's permission).
> Regards. =ppy
> On 2/3/07 9:34 AM PST, Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Jack,
> > Thank you for the message.
> > 1. I still have you (based on your member-survey input) on
> > the record as an "observer". I can update that on your
> > advise/confirmation. This does not affect a member's
> > involvement until it comes to "voting" on community issues
> > (when "observers" don't vote), which is quite rare, as we
> > normally go by consensus and volunteering for things. But
> > then, when it really needs to come down to this, voting in
> > the registered "active" members are still qualified by their
> > actual participation (attending meetings, involvement in
> > discussions, etc.)
> > 2. Ref. going into the 'digest' mode, I was hoping my post
> > yesterday (ref. specifically toward the end of:
> > ) was able to explain it clearly enough ... but evidently
> > not. (Alternatively) If you want to go from normal delivery
> > to the "digest" or "no mail" mode, just let me know, I can
> > set that up for you too.
> > 3. The "digest" actually sends you the messages in entirety
> > (not abbreviated), but it just does it once a day (or when
> > it crosses a prescribed cumulated message size threshold.)
> > Therefore, if I understand you correctly, "drill down" would
> > not apply.
> > 4. One setback when you turn off the normal delivery mode
> > is that there is no means for you to "continue a threaded
> > conversation" in the forum, because one nominally does that
> > by doing a "reply" on an incoming post from the mailing
> > list (which you don't get any more.) The preferred work
> > around would be to start a new message with the same
> > subject line (or modify it as it is applicable to the
> > particular subject matter being discussed), cite the
> > passage one is responding to, and respond accordingly
> > (as a new post.) The same goes for the "no mail"
> > subscriber, except that in this case, instead of
> > citing from the digest, one cites from the message
> > segment from forum archive content.
> > In both cases, citing a proper reference (original
> > poster, date/time, subject) or the "PurpleNumber" of
> > the passage being responded to would help tremendously.
> > You asked a set of very good question, which I am sure,
> > is of general interest. I hope you don't mind if I put
> > this conversation up onto the public forum so it is shared
> > with others in the community as well.
> > Thanks & regards. =ppy
> > --
> > On Feb 3, 2007 17:00 UTC, <drjackteller@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Peter, I don't know if I have changed my status from observer
> >> to participant, yet. If I have, fine, if not, can I do so
> >> now. Also, I must have missed some instructions on how to
> >> handle this large amount of email coming through the pipes.
> >> Can you explain to me how I can get 'digest' and turn off
> >> the entire flow of emails. Then, please also include
> >> explanation as to how to drill down to the actual emails,
> >> when a digest item strikes me as interesting. Thanks.
> >> JacobTeller
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