On Sep 3, 2007, at 1:12 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 08:41:33AM +0900, Phil wrote:
>>
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Yukihiro Matsumoto [mailto:matz / ruby-lang.org]
>>> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 1:25 AM
>>> To: ruby-talk ML
>>> Subject: Re: subject line
>>>
>>>
>>> It used to.  But many claimed it's uncommon and inconvenient in the
>>> English speaking community, so we abandoned long ago.  If you start
>>> discussion, and people accept the change, we'd love to make it back.
>>> But we'd have to coordinate with list-news gateway at least, when we
>>> change.
>>
>> I'm for it. It largely irritates me if there is no "tag" in the  
>> subject
>> line, since I have to parse the email more thoroughly to screen my  
>> messages.
>
> Ditto, a lot.
>
> In other words, I'm also in favor of adding something like [RUBY- 
> TALK] to
> the subject line on the mailing list.

I'm pretty sure that's not what Matz was talking about.  The messages  
use to contain an id number in the header.  This makes it easy to  
reference old posts.

I'm fine with the old ids, but I seriously hope we never add  
something like [RUBY-TALK].  That pushes the subject to the right,  
hiding valuable information and it's not needed in filtering, as many  
have pointed out.  That makes it a lose, lose change in my book.

James Edward Gray II