--On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 21:44 -0400 Scott Kitterman
But otherwise it's a TERRIBLE idea, and will simply result
in everyone including the draft or whatever in the primary
message text in order to avoid this nonsense, which results
in a degradation of list quality for all concerned.
+1 to it's a terrible idea.
Let me add to the reasons the observation that there are still
some of us who read IETF mailing lists on airplanes or in other
environments with limited, expensive, or zero connectivity. If
everything is in the email message then downloading messages
with POP3 or synchronizing a local ("offline") copy with IMAP is
easy and easy to automate. No need to read those messages at
all before heading for the airport (or whatever). If some
messages have important stuff in URL references, it creates a
nightmare because the only way to find those is to skim all the
messages before departure.
Terrible, terrible, idea with a high likelihood of a significant
reduction in productivity.