breaking the threads...

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Mar 14 15:37:26 UTC 2012

On 03/14/2012 10:59 AM, Alexander Skwar (ML) wrote:
> Am 14.03.2012 15:52, schrieb Robert P. J. Day:
>> On Wed, 14 Mar 2012, M.R. wrote:
>>> However, I *will change* my usage of the subject line if told so by
>>> the list owner/moderator, or if another participant points me to
>>> where the list owner has a documented directive that the subject
>>> lines must not be changed inside a thread. (This would be the only
>>> list with such rule I'm aware of, but I guess that's what a list
>>> owner has the right to do).
>>> M.R.
>> first, you need to get out more often as everyone else is correct
>> and you are wrong.
> Actually, that's not a correct statement. At least Liam and Basil
> are on a wrong track.

	Really? Where & how?

>> second, and more critically, you seem to be taking an amazingly
>> obstinate position on something that would be trivially easy to
>> change. all people are asking you to do is use a new message to start
>> a new thread.
> But, if you have a look, he didn't start a new thread! The subject
> line is supposed to be a brief "overview" of what's in the mail.
> If the topic (or, maybe we might even call it "subject") changes,
> it's correct to change the subject contents.

	No, the correct method is: If you are wanting to reply to a message in 
a thread, and your reply is taking the discussion to a new direction 
necessitating a Subject line change; then the polite & proper this to do 
is open a new message window, copy the body contents of what you are 
replying to, paste in to the new message window. Then add your reply & send.

> What confuses me - why this "hate"? He's not doing anything
> wrong! On the contrary, he's completely right!
> Alexander

	Hate? I see no hate. Just people asking someone to follow the group's 
guidelines; and follow common & long standing list-serve etiquette.

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