[b-hebrew] idea to deal with crackpot ideas

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Sat Dec 1 20:03:39 EST 2007


I don't think it takes very long for most of us to work out which emails to
ignore.  Hitting "delete" takes only a second.  It has now become automatic
when I see certain names.  It works well on any list :)
 
Kevin Riley
 
-------Original Message------- 
 
From: Kenneth greifer 
Date: 2/12/2007 11:06:25 AM 
 
When someone sends a crackpot idea to b-Hebrew members, people who respond
could change the subject by adding "crackpot idea:" in front of the subject,
then scholars and others would know to avoid the email. This way a lot of
the irritating discussions could be reduced for scholars who don't like them
 I don't know if "crackpot idea :" is allowed. Maybe something less
insulting like "non-scholarly idea:" before the subject would help. Or maybe
"mental torture alert:" 
 
Some of the irritating emails would get through to scholars, but maybe not
as many. 
 
Kenneth Greifer 



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