Of everything I heard, Joe's suggestion sounds most palatable.
I hope jobs will *always* be on the list but I understand that some people
don't want to read them and feel it's a burden to filter (there are a lot
of crappy mail clients out there).
The documentation I looked at isn't detailed enough to tell whether
topic-based digests can be created. That would be needed to solve Ben's
problem -- get a digest without job postings.
Eric -- are you still the list owner?
[log in to unmask] already uses Job: as a prefix -- so I would suggest
adding "Job" as a topic, setting Default-Topics= Job,OTHER (unless all-caps
If this works, nobody should have to take any action except the list-owner
and anybody who wants the "Job" topic filtered out.
On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM, Joe Hourcle
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> On May 8, 2014, at 11:35 AM, Ben Brumfield wrote:
> > I suspect I'm not the only mostly-lurker who subscribes to CODE4LIB in
> digest mode, finding value in a glance over the previous day's discussions
> each morning, then (very) occasionally weighing in on individual threads
> via the web interface. I find this to be more effective and efficient than
> filtering-and-foldering individual messages, at least for my goal of
> having some idea of the content of the conversations here, although--not
> being a full-time library technologist--I'm really just skimming.
> > I also suspect that I'm also not the only digest-mode subscriber who
> would see value in a digest-mode option that excluded job postings.
> As this is an an actual LISTSERV(tm) mailing list, it's possible for the
> list owner to define 'topics', and then for people to set up their
> subscription to exclude those they wish to ignore:
> I would suspect it would be honored even in digest mode, but I've never
> tried it.