[CR]Please be as specific as possible in subject headings

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

From: PBridge130@aol.com
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 19:58:50 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Please be as specific as possible in subject headings

as Aaron wrote:

"I'd like to make an appeal in general re ebay outings: Please include in the

subject what it is you're outing, e.g., bicycle brand, year, and size? I've gotten lots of great and interesting leads from the list, but also lots of mystery outings that were jokes, or not something I'm interested in. Thanks for the consideration. Aaron Lipstadt"

I couldn't agree more strongly. When I find posts that say "see my new ebay listings", but don't list them, I don't bother. When I see post titles that say, "Question", or "For Sale", I delete them unread. Aaron's request is dead on -- if you're offering a 52cm Colnago for sale, please say so in the title line, and if I'm looking for a 52, I'll be sure to read the post.

I can't keep up with all the posts -- please help me with a reason to open yours. :-)

As regards the "joke" postings ("Masi for sale on ebay!", and it turns out to be something completely different), the nicest thing I can say about them is that they have just gotta be off-topic, and I somehow get the impression that OT is frowned on around here.


Peter Bridge
Denver, CO