[nSLUG] Please do not use Reply for new topics

odoepner odoepner at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 09:42:15 ADT 2009


I noticed that people often start new topics by "replying" to an unrelated
email from NSLUG and editing the subject line. This messes up threads. The
emails regarding the new topic will show up within the (unrelated) thread of
the email that the poster used to "conveniently" replied to.

You may not notice this if you don't use a threaded view in your email
client. But many email clients (e.g. Thunderbird, pine, mutt, Sylpheed)
offer this useful feature.

And the online "forum" style view of the NSLUG maling list at 
http://www.nabble.com/nSLUG-f21235.html  uses a threaded view, too.

Please compose a new email to "nslug at nslug.ns.ca" when you start a new topic
/ thread and use reply only to actually reply to an existing discussion.

thank you

Oliver Doepner
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