Changing the subject

Amedee Van Gasse amedee-ubuntu at
Sun Feb 28 22:11:17 UTC 2010

On 28-02-10 20:14, Patton Echols wrote:
> On 02/28/2010 12:50 AM, Amedee Van Gasse wrote:

>> I think we have a language problem here.
>> "subject" = email header Subject: ...
>> "subject" = describes what the conversation is about
>> Sorry, I'm not a native speaker. I find this confusing.
> I think you are correct, and I am a native speaker.  "subject" and
> "Subject:" should be the same thing.
> What I was trying to say is that a thread will be started with a subject
> like "Help with Foo"  As the thread goes along, one branch of the thread
> ends up being about  how to configure "foo" and another branch ends up
> being about whether that is the correct tool.  I believe it may make
> sense in those cases to change the "Subject:" to "Configuring Foo" on
> the one branch and "Alternatives to Foo" on the other branch.
> While taking that approach may be valid, I think those times should be
> rare.  Generally I agree with you that if it is important enough to
> change the "Subject:" line, then it should be a new thread

Thank you for reading my mind. That was indeed what I was trying to say. :)

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