[gmx-users] RE: optimizing the mailing list

Omer Markovitch omermar at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 08:31:01 CEST 2008

Using emails, this might be done "manually" - each user will add to the
TOPIC something like: "tag install", etc`.
Then each user could define his own rule, in his personal email account, how
to deal with messages that contain "tag xxx" & "gromacs" in the topic.
Just a thought... Omer.

Koby Levy research group,
Weizmann Institute of Science.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 21:17, David van der Spoel <spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se>wrote:

> Vitaly Chaban wrote:
>> it's called internet forum... :)
> we've had this discussion before.
> On a forum many of the hardcore gromacs people (like me) would probably not
> respond anymore.
>> I suggest that we consider ways in which the mailing list can be
>>> optimized. My initial thought is to allow submitters to flag messages  as
>>> belonging to some particular topic(s).
>>> e.g.
>>> "program crash"
>>> "force fields"
>>> "protein"
>>> "free energy"
>>> "coarse graining"
>>> "lipids and detergents"
>>> "unknown"
>>> etc.
>>> Since the submission is by regular email and hence there is no
>>>  possibility of introducing a radio box with topic options, this could  be
>>> implemented by allowing any user to define the topic to which a  particular
>>> message belongs. Ideally, the submitter would go to the  website after
>>> submission and set the topic of their own submission.
>>> If the archives then allowed a user to view only a particular topic,
>>>  then this would offer an alternative to the search tool, and also a  link
>>> to such a topical list could be posted in the relevant pages on  the wiki.
>>> I realize that the actual coding of such an interface may not be
>>>  available at this time. But I suspect that somebody on this list knows
>>>  some type of useful optimizations that are possible at this time.
>>> Chris.
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