[Beowulf] Signal to noise.
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Fri Jan 27 15:27:24 EST 2012
On 01/27/2012 01:57 PM, Nicholas M Glykos wrote:
> Dear List,
> I have been a (mostly) quiet reader of this list for the last ~5 years and
> my intention is to continue reading the excellent posts that the members
> of this community contribute almost daily. Having said that, the recent
> Vincent-centric 'discussions' have ---as I am sure you all know---
> significantly reduced the signal-to-noise ratio. Can we get back to
> normal, please ?
Greetings Nicholas and many others:
I've found that filters help. I have some simple procmail filters
set up in my mail directory that redirect some people's email (and in
some cases responses to them) to a file I ... well ... never read.
By doing so, I find the S/N ratio to be vastly improved.
Only one person from Beowulf is in this (not Vincent ... I am still
deeply amused by some of the emails, though that is fading fast with the
Procmail filters look like this
* ^From:.*bad at person.com
Then I never read the twit.filter. Just empty it out every now and
then. Maybe once every few years.
Doing this has dramatically improved S/N here and elsewhere. If you
don't have this capability directly, your mail client can probably fake
it. I use this as I have (far too) many mail clients and I don't want
to manage the rules on all of them. If you are afflicted with Microsoft
exchange as your mail server, I am not sure what you can (easily) do.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics Inc.
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