changing the subject line

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Mar 14 20:04:07 UTC 2012

On 03/14/2012 10:49 AM, Alexander Skwar (ML) wrote:
> Am 14.03.2012 15:42, schrieb Liam Proven:
>> In brief:
>> * post in text, not HTML or other rich-text formats
>> * bottom-quote
> Debatable

Not debatable... not by anyone who has participated within the Linux 
community for any length of time. You are a relative newcomer to the 
scene. To adjust your conduct to the locale is always a good rule of 
thumb to follow. Many of us loathe top-posting and html messages 
strongly. Why offend people, unless you feel your very presence denotes 
some measure of justification to do as you please? That is the Ugly 
American syndrome.

>> * do not change the subject line unless you wish to start a new thread
> Wrong

If you hit reply to a group message and then change the subject line, it 
remains within the original thread, since the days of Pine.

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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