Re: [IxDA] An apology, and hopefully looking forward for IxDA

1 Jul 2010 - 11:22am
6 years ago
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Andrei Herasimchuk

On Jul 1, 2010, at 9:04 AM, emenel wrote:

> Andrei: The full list of known issues is at, and is available to anybody for viewing. If you'd like to help report issues let me know and I can get you an account. If you're interested in helping out with the site we also have a Basecamp for volunteers where we discuss things in more detail.

I'll check that out.

> As for what's broken now at a high level: > > 1. Email is still partially broken. sending takes too long and the threading isn't working that well. We've almost fixed our biggest issue, related to out of office replies.

So, I never understood the desire to try and make a magical mailing list system that attempts to handle any and all formatting. Is this part of the problem? If so, why not just enforce mail client rules, plain text formats, and basic rules around what an email reply can contain? Emails that don't match bounce back and the user is directed to a link that explains the rules for email formatting.

People have learned how to use Twikis. On a professional list like this, why shouldn't we expect people who want to contribute to learn something similar?

> 2. There are parts of the site that use the default Drupal pages and forms, some of which aren't very good. Once the core bugs have been resolved we'll move into redesigning these flows and pages.

Sounds good. My biggest problem now is I seem to have two emails logged into the system for mail digests. I have no idea how to find the second one and kill it so everything is consolidated under one email account tied to my name.

> Also, for filtering your email: you should be able to filter really easily on the list-id header (gmail has this built in, not sure about other clients), or reply-to.

I heavily use filter. But the jobs emails, the OOO replies and generally all the poorly formatted emails with bad headers are clogging up the system. I'd have to make a ton of rules to keep up with it.


2 Jul 2010 - 1:23pm
Ben Jeavons

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