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Subject line prefix
- To: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Subject line prefix
- From: "Charles S. Harris" <xchar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 01:00:05 -0400
- Organization: Creative Thinking, Middletown NJ 07748-3208
- References: <19981123033214.I366@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
On another mailing list, niteowl@slumberland, they've been
debating whether to add a distinctive prefix to their Subject
lines, to make filtering and filing easier. I just sent them
the following comment:
Meg F wrote:
> If a prefix is added, then how about 'ZZ'? ;-)
First I chuckled.
Then I thought "Great idea!"
Then I thought "Uh oh, not ZZ!" because another mailing list that
I'm on deals with software called Zigzag, and I know they use a
Subject line prefix.
When I checked, though, I found that the Zigzag list doesn't use ZZ.
Their official prefix is "[zigzag]". However some of the individual
contributors also use their own prefix, such as ":zz:".
This leads to Subject lines like:
Subject: [zigzag] Re: [zigzag] :zz: Re: [zigzag]
Re: [zigzag] :zz: Childhood influence on ZZ? :-)
--Charles Harris xchar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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