Thanks Kirsti for reminding us that in most cases it is probably best not
to, say, reply to All but only to Peirce-L. The way my email is set up,
even if I am Cc'd I only get the Peirce-L post, but I can imagine how
irksome it must be to get 200 Peirce-L posts in a little over a week *plus*
What I do in responding is to click "Reply" and then omit the name of the
sender and replace it with "Peirce-L.," a quick and easy solution.
Again, I'd like to remind folk that it is also helpful to delete all but
the message you are responding to. I don't always remember to do this
myself, but posters not doing so results in my often needing to scroll down
a great distance to get to the next message as the entire thread is copied
in that message.
In short, and as I wrote in an off-list exchange with a forum member today
". . . the list, while not a community (rather a forum, a place) still
requires a consideration of *all* who gather here."
Gary (writing as list moderator)
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On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM, <kirst...@saunalahti.fi> wrote:
> I too second Gary Richmonds note. I'd like to add that multiple postings
> seem to be adjunct to this problem.
> People send to personal mailboxes in addtion to the list.
> If just that gets left out, the mass of mails would not look so awfull, so
> Best, Kirsti
> Ia mail is sent to the list,
> Jon Awbrey kirjoitti 12.2.2018 16:40:
>> I also have to unsubscribe periodically, as I don't have time
>> even to scan for relevance, and many postings recently appear
>> to move ever so agonizingly and asymptotically toward first
>> principles without quite grasping them, much less applying
>> them to non-trivial problems in any field beyond various
>> folks' hermeneutically sealed bubbles -- but I digress --
>> At any rate, one thing I find helpful, since I usually
>> read posts first at the Web Interface, is to toggle
>> the No Mail subscriber option on, allowing me to
>> re-send only selected posts to my email inbox
>> for archiving or reply.
>> On 2/12/2018 9:01 AM, Everett, Daniel wrote:
>>> Deletion is always a possibility. So is unsubscribing. There are
>>> occasionally (rarely though) useful bits in these disputations about
>>> meaning. As I have tried to point out, they strike me as both unPeircean
>>> (no practical consequences, no problem solved) and not particularly
>>> well-connected to the vast literature on lexical meanings or cognizant of
>>> the kind of “essentialist disputes” that bothers many philosophers.
>>> I do look through them all, however. The reason is that I am a novice to
>>> Peircean studies and am writing a book (Oxford U P) on the consequences of
>>> his epistemology for modern linguistics (which has been deeply Cartesian in
>>> the main for decades). So when more experienced Peirce scholars discuss his
>>> terms, it can be educational.
>>> I think that the suggestion of taking a few deep breaths before
>>> responding and perhaps responding once a day instead of several times
>>> would/could lead to better responses of more benefit to others.
>>> To delete the messages would require me to know in advance that there is
>>> nothing in them that I want to know. So I look through them and then delete
>>> them if I am going to. Time-consuming.
>>> At the same time, let a hundred flowers bloom. If folks want to keep
>>> shooting out their messages this frequently, so be it. But many of us will
>>> be more likely to read them if they come less frequently. If these are just
>>> personal quibbles, though, perhaps they don’t need to be on the list. If
>>> they are felt worthy for the entire list, frequency reduction would be
>>> useful. But if not, I won’t say another word on the subject.
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