Alex Fink, On 11/06/2010 18:48: > In the first instance, this is a friendly reiteration of the reminder > to be more careful about tags. Tags are only recognised if a colon > immediately follows them -- "OT:" is correct; "OT :" isn't. Give the > folk who're trying to filter this stuff a hand. > > But my primary purpose is this. There's a hoary old line in the list > FAQ, added by Henrik back in July 2006 when it was first assembled, > that says > * OT: should not be used, use CHAT instead as some software had > problems with 'OT' > Does anyone remember which software this was, and -- more to the point > -- is it still a relevant problem? > In practice "OT:" is still used more a lot than "CHAT:". And if it > doesn't now cause anyone trouble, it would be nice to have "OT:" > reenshrined as a tag filtrable by the list software. There's a slight risk of inadvertently filtering out discussions of Optimality Theory, of course. But I expect few would regret that risk. --And.