Ben Anderson
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:34:46 PST
I wonder sometimes if people's tolerance for off-topic discussion is
affected by the variety of ways emails can be displayed in email
clients/portals. For example, I am using gmail, and my inbox is split into
tabs, one of which grabs all incoming forum threads, including PBS. Within
this tab, I currently have 29 emails displayed as a single line on the
topic "Re: [pbs] off topic, bloom / flower / back yard. I find this system
very non-cluttery, even with multiple organizations forums and associated
off-topic banter.

And no, I am not affiliated with Google in any way. I find this system
appealing and wonder if it, or similar email portals, might be useful for
some people struggling with lots of incoming emails.

Ben Anderson

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:37 PM, Rick Buell <> wrote:

> Complaints like this are much more effective if you put your hands on your
> hips.....
>  Message: 9Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:13:24 -0500From: "Brad King" <
>>Subject: [pbs] OMGTo: <>Message-ID:
> <004801cf26be$14a05f90$3de11eb0$>Content-Type: text/plain;
> charset="US-ASCII"Hi All,My Name is Brad and I have just recently joined
> the PBS and subscribed toThe List. I paid my $25 on Jan 23th. When I joined
> this organization Ithought I would learn things. Even though I am learning
> things it's notquite what I expected. Since joining 19 days ago I have
> received about 100posts, of these, half of them have been the debate on the
> British/Americandefinition of words like yard, garden and their various
> forms. Are youkidding me? What a waste of space in this forum. When I leave
> my housewhether it's via the front door or the back door, I know where to
> find myyard, my garden and my flower beds. And I know what I want to do
> there whenI get there.If you want to carry on this British/ American English
>  thing----Let startwith----What is Football? Then let's move to what is a
> boot or a bonnet or ahood or a trunk? The important thing is whether you
> are in the UK or theUSA when someone mentions these things to you-----YOU
> know what they aretalking about. The quality of the forums are going to
> have to improve considerably before Icome up with another $25 (that's
> American) next year.Respectfully submitted, Brad. Ontario CanadaZone
> 5bAbove average snow fall and below ...
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