Suggestion: add subject-line tag for important 'must-read' emails

Ralph Böhme slow at
Tue Oct 23 09:33:23 UTC 2018

Hi Tim,

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 01:42:36PM +1300, Tim Beale via samba-technical wrote:
>There are a lot of emails on the samba mailing lists: ~500-700 emails
>per month on samba-technical. Sometimes I feel it's easy to miss
>important points that every Samba developer should be reading. I skim
>the email subject but I don't read every message, and I nearly missed
>the advisory guidelines this morning.
>One suggestion would be to tag important messages with '[MUSTREAD]' or
>'[IMPORTANT]' the same way we add '[PATCH]' to emails. That would make
>it easy to filter on these emails, to ensure they get read.
>Another example is the Python 2.6 "{}".format() issues. I missed this
>nugget of information, so continued to write incompatible Python code,
>which resulted in more work for everyone. However, I would have happily
>changed my behaviour if it had been more clearly pointed out to me.
>Just a thought.

good idea.

Oh, but there must be an RFC suggesting [HEADS UP], isn't there? :)

I've also occosionally used [RFC] to mark patch submissions as asking for 
feedback, not review.


Ralph Boehme, Samba Team
Samba Developer, SerNet GmbH
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