[nSLUG] Please do not use Reply for new topics

jwark at eastlink.ca jwark at eastlink.ca
Sat Oct 10 20:20:00 ADT 2009


Hi Everybody

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Morrison <draker at gmail.com>
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 6:01 pm
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Please do not use Reply for new topics

> 2009/10/9 Jack Warkentin <jwark at eastlink.ca>:

> > I disagree. We have a system that works very well. What we need is for
> > more people to understand it. I have used email for 15 years now (25+ if
> > you count the internal COCOS system developed by BNR) but this is 
> > the first I have heard about how threads are managed by the Internet email
> > system. Now that I know how threads work I will change my 
> > behaviour so as to live harmoniously within the system.
> 
> Can't agree with you -- and I think you proved my point. 15 years and
> you didn't know. The number of people signing up to email for the
> first time continues to grow every year (I think?). Another 15 years
> for each of them to learn and understand (and care enough to take
> action, thank you for that) on how to use it properly?

I believe that what you are suggesting is akin to saying that, because people
typically don't obey the speed limits, the speed limits should be changed.

As I pointed out earlier, it is not the RFC that needs changing, it is the email clients.



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