[hackerspaces] digest (Chris Weiss)
chris at chrisegeland.com
Tue Jan 28 22:33:46 CET 2014
The problem with digest mode comes when a large thread has everyone
replying inline with all of the previous emails included. We ran into
this issue with SYN/HAK's mailing list. Eventually, after X amount of
replies, if everyone keeps just hitting the "reply" button and adding
their comments, the digest goes out after every single email.
The reason for this is because mailman works under the principle of
buckets for digests. You fill the bucket, the digest gets sent out.
The bucket is set to 20KB normally, and a thread with a good 15-20
replies could easily trigger that with each email. We increased the
bucket size to 120KB and haven't heard any issues from people lately.
On 1/28/2014 2:51 PM, Royce Pipkins wrote:
> It doesn't much matter whether the person is in digest mode or not.
> I'm in digest mode and I got 20+ digest mails from this list
> yesterday. I think the design goals for digest mode on this list might
> be have a little off-normal.
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM,
> <discuss-request at lists.hackerspaces.org
> <mailto:discuss-request at lists.hackerspaces.org>> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:14 AM, Sector67 Team <team at sector67.org
> <mailto:team at sector67.org>> wrote:
> > Google translate did an awesome job in Gmail:
> > ***
> > Good evening,
> > when i record to Mailing list, I made a mistake and chose digest.
> > This has resulted lamavano many e-mails daily.
> > How could I change it?
> > Thanks in advance
> > ***
> > I think this message translates as: they're sick of reading back
> and forth
> > arguments and would like to turn on digest-mode so they're not
> > every minute all day long.
> I read it as the opposite. "lamavano" doesn't translate in any of the
> major translator sites so maybe that modifies?
> Van, you can log in at
> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss and adjust your
> (google translated): ???????? ?? ?????????? ???
> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss ??? ??
> ????????? ??? ??????????? ???.
> The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
> B. F. Skinner
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> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
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