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Why is it necessary to "tag" on-topic news cites?
- From: jc dill
- Date: Mon Sep 26 03:24:35 2005
Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
I'm aware of quite a few people who have encouraged said poster to tag his
off-topic posts for easy filtering, myself included.
A brief cite and quote from a news article discussing the status of
major networks (BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications, Cingular Wireless)
in North America following a huge storm that affected several states is
clearly on-topic for the North American Network Operators Group
Ideally this material
belongs in a blog with a comments section,
He has a blog. He posts *many* more links to his blog each day than he
posts to nanog. Since creating his blog, the links he posts to nanog
are, for the most part, on-topic for nanog. Certainly the post that
triggered this discussion was on-topic for nanog.
or in a seperate mailing list.
Failing that, it needs to be tagged for easy filtering by those who aren't
I'm confused. Can you explain why the ON-TOPIC links he posts somehow
"need to be tagged"?
Adding a subject tag
also allows readers to match on the off-topic chatter spawned by these
posts, not just the original post.
Why is this any different from the off-topic chatter spawned from other