Changing the subject
cschult at gmx.de
Sat Feb 27 21:05:43 UTC 2010
Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 27 February 2010 22:37, Christian Schult <cschult at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hello Colin,
> > Colin Law wrote:
> >> On 27 February 2010 15:41, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> > Is there a generally accepted method of changing the subject in this
> >> > group? I just replied to a message where a change seemed appropriate
> >> > but was unsure how best do it.
> >> You can start a new email (not a reply to the existing one otherwise
> >> it will continue in the old thread for those with intelligent email
> >> readers) with a subject such as 'A New Subject (was An Old Subject)',
> >> paste in relevant bits from the original and off you go.
> > Sorry, but no, that's wrong. To change the subject in a thread you reply
> > (to list) and change the subject. Do not start a new thread instead.
> And what about users of threaded email clients? Why should this new
> subject be filed under the old thread?
> If it's a _new_subject_ then start a _new_thread_.
> > Real mail clientis do threading following References: and In-Reply-To:
> > headers, not Subject: header.
> Exactly. The new subject should be a new thread.
That's not subject changing (in a thread), that's simply starting a _new_ thread.
If you start a new thread, there's no need to capture any old subject.
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