> There could be a common tag-word system, a generalization of > "OT" for off-topic. So for anti-crank, a tag something like > NTCRNK . Those who do not wish to read anti-crank posts, > if those are labeled NTCRNK in the "Subject:" header, > could create a filter to kill-file any message with > NTCRNK in the subject: header. > > Sensible people who want to respond to W. Muekenheim might > well be willing to add an NTCRNK tag. Or, the anti-Muck. > tag specifically for Mueckenheim could be NTMNHEIM. > > Those who debate with anti-cantorians could add > a nCANT tag to a reply to an anti-cantorian. > > If the tags are well-designed and adhered to, at least > to some extent, they could serve as keywords for > filtering on Subject: .
A very good idea! Could we make it 'AC' instead of 'NTCRNK'? Shorter, easier to remember, more in line with the already widely known [OT] tag, etc.
Also: for the purpose of filters, wouldn't it be better to stick to one tag, rather than inventing a new tag for every person or subject?