[NTLK] Starting a new thread? Please start with a new message

From: Victor Rehorst (victor_at_newtontalk.net)
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 05:02:44 PST

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to remind people what if they are starting a new topic, please
don't reply to an existing topic and blank out the subject and body.

Some people like to start a new topic by hitting reply on a post, then just
deleting the subject and body. But this causes their mail client to still
consider the message part of an existing thread, and so messages get attached
to threads that are totally unrelated.

If you don't know what I mean, here's an illustration from my Mozilla Mail
view of Newtontalk in threaded mode showing what happens:


I brought this up last month but it's worth mentioning again. Just remember,
if it's a new topic, start with a fresh message window :) Thanks.

Victor Rehorst - victor_at_newtontalk.net - chuma_at_chuma.org
NewtonTalk list administrator - http://www.newtontalk.net
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