Usability and meaningfulness of our mailing list

4 Sep 2006 - 12:07am
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Nicholas Hausman
2006

Hi all,

I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?

>From a young designer to experienced designers,

Nick Hausman

PS. I had another burning question, and I really want to hear what others
think, so I will add it to this post at the risk of taking your attention
away from my original question - do you make a distinction between your
internet and real-life identity on these boards? Do you feel your more able
to speak your mind on these boards, perhaps because your amongst like minded
people? Do you sensor your post because the next poster might be your
future employee, or do you take a chance because the next poster might be
your future employee?

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4 Sep 2006 - 1:27pm
jbellis
2005

Nick,
Wouldn't the usability (not to mention beauty and goodness) of your
inquiries be enhanced by posting them separately?
-Jack
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Hausman" <haus.n.franz at gmail.com>
To: <discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com>
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 1:07 AM
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Usability and meaningfulness of our mailing list

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> Hi all,
>
> I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
> to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
> current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
> thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
> terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?
>
>>From a young designer to experienced designers,
>
> Nick Hausman
>
> PS. I had another burning question, and I really want to hear what others
> think, so I will add it to this post at the risk of taking your attention
> away from my original question - do you make a distinction between your
> internet and real-life identity on these boards? Do you feel your more
> able
> to speak your mind on these boards, perhaps because your amongst like
> minded
> people? Do you sensor your post because the next poster might be your
> future employee, or do you take a chance because the next poster might be
> your future employee?
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7 Sep 2006 - 12:03pm
Leslie Chicoine
2006

I wish that this was not the first thing in each post "[Please voluntarily
trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]". In gmail this is
what is always shown in the body preview, sadly negating the purpose of the
preview. Thanks for bringing up the topic Nick!

-Leslie

> I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
> to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
> current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
> thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
> terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?
>
> >From a young designer to experienced designers,
>
> Nick Hausman
>
>

15 Sep 2006 - 4:31pm
Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

I think this particular request will become a running quarterly staple on
IxD list:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Oleh Kovalchuke <tangospring at gmail.com>
Date: *May 1*, 2006 8:00 PM
Subject: [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
material.]
To: discuss at ixda.org

Gmail provides preview of the first line of email listed in Inbox.
Unfortunately this preview is rendered useless for messages coming from IxD
list since all I can see is "[Please voluntarily trim...]" line, which is
attached at the top of the messages sent to the list. Can this trimming
advise be relocated to the bottom of incoming message?

Thanks, Oleh Kovalchuke (and of course, do not forget to trim your reply).

Interaction Design is Design of Time
http://www.tangospring.com/IxDtopicWhatIsInteractionDesign.htm .

On 9/7/06, Leslie Chicoine <theinfonaut at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> I wish that this was not the first thing in each post "[Please voluntarily
> trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]". In gmail this is
> what is always shown in the body preview, sadly negating the purpose of
> the
> preview. Thanks for bringing up the topic Nick!
>
> -Leslie
>
>
>
> > I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not
> hard
> > to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to
> the
> > current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
> > thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
> > terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?
> >
> > >From a young designer to experienced designers,
> >
> > Nick Hausman
> >
> >
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> List Guidelines ............ http://listguide.ixda.org/
> List Help .................. http://listhelp.ixda.org/
> (Un)Subscription Options ... http://subscription-options.ixda.org/
> Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixda.org/
> Questions .................. lists at ixda.org
> Home ....................... http://ixda.org/
> Resource Library ........... http://resources.ixda.org
>

19 Sep 2006 - 11:38pm
Dwayne King
2005

Or it could get fixed...

On Sep 15, 2006, at 2:31 PM, Oleh Kovalchuke wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted
> material.]
>
> I think this particular request will become a running quarterly
> staple on
> IxD list:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Oleh Kovalchuke <tangospring at gmail.com>
> Date: *May 1*, 2006 8:00 PM
> Subject: [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant
> quoted
> material.]
> To: discuss at ixda.org
>
> Gmail provides preview of the first line of email listed in Inbox.
> Unfortunately this preview is rendered useless for messages coming
> from IxD
> list since all I can see is "[Please voluntarily trim...]" line,
> which is
> attached at the top of the messages sent to the list. Can this
> trimming
> advise be relocated to the bottom of incoming message?

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