Here is something that I have seen on other mailing lists that
I thought I might suggest for this one. When a person posts
a fact based question, they include a request to "respond to
me personally, and I will compile all the responses and post
them back to the list".
Now I think that this approach would not be appropriate
in all cases. A topic like my "Lion King" benefited from
interested people being able to read everybody's comments
right away and respond promptly. However, I am sure that
when I posed the question "who works in magazine cut-out
animation", most listers had no interest in the topic, and
thus had to spend time deleting all the responses I got.
If I had compiled all my responses into one document and
sent it back to the list then those who were interested
got all the information in one package, and those who
didn't would have saved time deleting one message instead
I realize that deleting a single message only
takes a few seconds, but it does all add up. I usually
only have 20 minutes a day to devote to all my e-mail
(including friends and family!) so would personally
appreciate this, or any other way we could come up with
to save time.
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