Proposal: A separate antedatings list

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 22:35:18 UTC 2007

Topic labels again... would it be too much (this question is not rhetorical)
for people to put "ante:" -- with the colon, without the quotation marks --
in the subject line of antedatings? Several other lists I'm on use such
conventions, with considerable if not 100% success, to label posts/threads
and allow people to skip or delete the ones that don't interest them. "ot:",
or "OT:", is pretty common for really off-topic posts. And so on.

The colon, of course, is so deleting (or selecting) posts about antedates
won't also rope in posts whose subject lines mention Dante, the ante-bellum
South, or "flamboyantest".

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