breaking the threads...

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 14:53:00 UTC 2012


I'm replying as a moderator, and top-posting to get your attention.
This thread is OT; take it elsewhere.  Further posting here may be
considered a request to be moderated or booted.

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 7:24 AM, Alexander Skwar (ML)
<alexanders.mailinglists+nospam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>
> Am 15.03.2012 15:12, schrieb Cybe R. Wizard:
>
>> *********
>>       When starting a new subject, do not reply to a previous email
>>       from the mailing list. If you do, your email may form part of a
>>       previous thread. To start a new subject, use a clean email.
>> *********
>
>
> I think the "discussion" is about how "start a new subject" is to be
> interpreted.
>
> I think, we're quite clear, that it's bad form to hit reply, throw away
> the old bady and change the subject, while the "new" message has nothing
> at all to do with the old thread.
>
> In this case, a new mail should be sent, so that a new thread starts.
>
> But that's just _not_ what MR has done. Let's take this message:
>
> Message-ID: <4F5F8273.1010704 at gmail.com>
> Subject: I would much appreciate to be warned...
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2012-March/258286.html
>
> Of course he changed the subject. But if you read the mail, you can
> easily see, that this is done, because the thread "evolved". From
> "disable top panel application-window menu" to something else.
>
> If we disregard, that he IMO has chosen a bad subject, he did everything
> right. This mail of his is *NOT* a new subject. A new thread should
> *NOT* be started in this case.


See the top-post.

-- 
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD




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