changing the subject line

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Mar 14 15:31:15 UTC 2012

On 03/14/2012 09:37 AM, M.R. wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 04:29 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> I am not a Moderator but I do have to make this firm request...
> I'm glad you are not (the moderator :). You and I are in no
> position here to make requests (firm or otherwise), only the
> suggestions.
> May I point out that the purpose of the subject line is to
> succinctly outline the main point of the post text....

	Correct. That's why it's called a Subject line.

> And that,
> of course, varies from post to post.

	If that is what's happening (content of the message not having a 
relation to the Subject line), then the person making that goof should 
have started with a brand new message to create a new thread.

> Mail client program's role is to keep a tread together using the
> information in message headers. If properly used subject lines
> bother you, I guess you either have a sub-standard mail client
> program, or could productively spend some time learning to use
> its features?

	A thread is a conversation about _one_ topic, which is what's in the 
Subject line.

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