The primary reason is that there is a huge newbie attraction and India mailing list sign up due to Wikimedia conference banner. When somebody signs up, they are given an option to have digest mails instead of regular mail on new message type.
It is generally recommended to change the subject line and remove unnecessary portions of the original mail while replying to the digest mails. While replying to a digest mail, it even does informs the sender like "When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Wikimediaindia-l digest..." " The new comers ( mostly college/school going students) are not used to or aware of such mailing list rules. Should we automatically send a introductory mail on list rules and guidelines when somebody signs up ? Regards Tinu Cherian On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Vickram Crishna <vvcris...@radiophony.com>wrote: > > > On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 1:19 PM, anuj doshi <anujndo...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> hey are we goin to have a age criteria box for the conference? > > > While one appreciates that it needs some fiddling with settings to prevent > otherwise avoidable top-posting from some mobile devices, sending queries > like this, without even editing the subject line, is simply unfair to other > listmembers. Looking over the list of previous mails in the digest below, I > can't see what triggered it - it doesn't even vaguely link to them. > > > > >> >> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 7:33 PM, < >> wikimediaindia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org> wrote: >> >>> Send Wikimediaindia-l mailing list submissions to >>> email@example.com >>> >>> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >>> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to >>> wikimediaindia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org >>> >>> You can reach the person managing the list at >>> wikimediaindia-l-ow...@lists.wikimedia.org >>> >>> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific >>> than "Re: Contents of Wikimediaindia-l digest..." >>> >>> >>> Today's Topics: >>> >>> -- > Vickram > Fool On The Hill <http://communicall.wordpress.com> > > >
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