Reading LC List Digests
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Nov 19 23:36:13 EST 2021
This may not be exactly what you want, but I find the best way for me is to
subscribe to individual posts. I have a filter in my email app
(Thunderbird) that redirects all list posts into a separate folder. There
is also a setting to arrange the posts in thread view so you can see
related posts in order by thread. I find this method to be very easy to
read and maintain.
I'm not sure why you're getting garbage in the posts. I have Thunderbird
set to show posts as text-only and I don't see the problem. I've never much
liked Apple Mail so I'm not familiar with its features but maybe it has
something similar to the above.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On November 19, 2021 6:06:26 PM Robert Earp via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Does anybody know a a great interface for digests from the LC lists ?
> I have two problems...
> Ever since I subscribed to the two LC lists many years ago when they first
> started I set my subscription options to send digests so that I would not
> have oodles of separate eMails sent to me, one each time somebody posted
> something. To some extent digests works OK as at the top of the digest you
> get the “Today’s Topics” summary and each message/post numbered. I also
> get to see who has posted what, which I suspect like you, I use as a
> filter. If I see something of interest in the Today’s Topics (although the
> topic can often be misleading) from somebody I trust, I scroll down the
> digest until I get to the actual post.
> Frankly, the scrolling is a pain especially as posts are not grouped by
> topic, they are chronologically grouped, plus people often repeat the whole
> thread in their reply which makes scrolling arduous.
> The second problem I have is that frequently some of the characters in a
> post do not show in Apple Mail (what I am using to view the digests) as a
> the correct/intended/valid character. I often see question marks and
> sometimes other characters in place of what somebody has posted. ex.
> “…..pop-up that says ?The ?C++filt? command…..” Of course, it is a
> guessing game as to what character the “?” is replacing.
> Given that the lists are LC centric, I would have hoped somebody would have
> come up with a better interface by now !!
> Do you have a better way of keeping up with the lists or know of a stack or
> web site that does ?
> Many thanks, Bob...
> Robert (Bob) Earp
> White Rock
> British Columbia
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