[mythtv-users] If I get the digest, how do I reply correctly?
myth at robinhill.me.uk
Thu Jul 24 18:02:37 UTC 2008
On Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 10:18:29AM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Thursday 24 July 2008 09:57:21 Allen Edwards wrote:
> > Nick Morrott wrote:
> > > Email clients use the In-Reply-To header to determine whether a reply
> > > should be threaded or not. This is why replying to a message and
> > > changing the subject (and topic) to something different is so frowned
> > > upon.
> > Well, I guess I have been doing it wrong. Thanks!
> Same here. I always thought that changing the subject line, when appropriate,
> was the correct thing to do.
> This is as opposed to starting a new thread. Sometimes folks want to be able
> to see how the subject has morphed, but new readers should have some idea of
> what's being discussed.
It is appropriate if the topic has morphed. It's not appropriate when
you want to start an entirely new topic. Some people seem to be too
lazy to type in (or copy & paste) the list address so just reply to
a random email instead.
( ' } | Robin Hill <myth at robinhill.me.uk> |
/ / ) | Little Jim says .... |
// !! | "He fallen in de water !!" |
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