Thiers Botelho thiersb at
Sun Jun 4 04:21:53 UTC 2006

On 6/3/06, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
> On 06/06/03 17:18 (GMT-0400) Derek Broughton apparently typed:
> > Felix Miata wrote:
> >> On 06/06/03 16:31 (GMT-0400) Thiers Botelho apparently typed:
> >>> On 6/3/06, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:
> >>>> On 06/06/03 13:25 (GMT-0400) Bas van Gils apparently typed:


> >>> Posting from the archives ?    ;)
> >> Nope, matching the subject to the original content:
> >> Someone searching the archives is
> >> likely going to be looking for whatever by its correct spelling, which
> >> will match what will be found by Google or the URL.
> > But it _really_ doesn't matter - google will still find the original,
> > because it has the URL in it.  Google doesn't just index by subject, or
> > we'd never find half the useful stuff!
> Some people go directly to list archives and use the search functions
> they provide, which typically aren't so smart, making you search through
> a choice of topic, date, or author, ignoring the content itself


> Felix Miata  ***

Well, thnx all for the insights.

When I spoke of broken threads I wasn't targeting the search
functionality. I was considering the broken flow of thought arising
from a split on one's mail view.


I use Gmail's web interface, and in the case of this (these) threads
it presents two separate ones to me. It makes sense, for the spelling
is different. This particular one has 7 postings and the other one has
only two - the original one from Bas van Gils and my single,
forgotten, abandoned, and extremely relevant reply which nobody saw.
Sniff, sniff . . .

I went to the list archives and surprisingly found that all postings
are indeed threaded in there, regardless of differences in subject. It
seems that a thread in the archives is structured according to
who-replied-to-whom (regardless of subject), whereas in Gmail it's
based solely on the subject field. More sniff . . .

Determined not to let my important research piece rest forever ignored
by the whole mankind, as a last standing effort I provide a link to it
in the archives (and may all threading quirkiness go to hell in a VW
bus). This glorious work rests at

I think I might survive this, though.



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