interest areas

Subject: interest areas
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 16:04:00 +0100

Hello Newton,

* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Newton Vasconcellos an All am 11.12.96

NV> From: Newton Vasconcellos <mendv -at- AX -dot- APC -dot- ORG>

NV> Rather than split TECHWR into different lists, why not use
NV> specific terms in the Subject of your mail?

this is an idea that worked quite well in several big FIDOnet discussions here
in Germany.

NV> Diane Cohn has suggested some nice terms for starters:
NV> career - editing - doc design - windows - unix - html -
NV> contracting -
NV> corporate politics - all

We should try to find some two- or three-letter codes for that. Many
mail editors show only some 40 characters of the subject - at least in the
overview window.

BTW: This system works quite well even in uncivilized newsgroups like

Greetings from Germany,

Alexander von Obert, Urbanstr. 2, 90480 Nuernberg, Germany
Free-lance Technical Writer (electronics, software)
Voice +49-911-403903, Fax +49-911-403904, BBS +49-911-403905 (FIDO 2:2490/1719)

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