[vdr] Re: [OT] not bored yet...

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Fri Sep 2 21:02:37 CEST 2005


Lucian Muresan wrote:
> Tony Houghton wrote:
> [...]
> 
>>What about using the above headers to redirect to an auto-responder set
>>up to ask the author to change the subject and resend to the list.
>>
>>Or just putting something like, "PLEASE CHANGE THE SUBJECT IF YOU REPLY
>>TO THIS" in capitals at the top of every announcement might help a lot.
> 
> 
> Don't know if that should be the solution, but if asking people
> something, then this should be to *really* start a new thread instead of
> changing the subject, which would only cause a mess in clients capable
> of displaying a thread view. The changed subject, if replied to a thread
> message would be sorted in the same thread.
> Maybe it's too fancy, maybe people just aren't used or even aware of
> thread views and just sort by date or subject...
> Or maybe it's too much of an effort having to also fill in the list
> address when starting a completly new message, as compared to just hit
> reply and (maybe) edit the subject...

To me intact threads are very essential. I have so many messages
in my inbox that I can only handle them efficiently if they use proper
subjects and are properly threaded. People who don't use proper subjects,
post deeply into existing threads with totally unrelated stuff or break
threads need not wonder if their message gets lost...

Klaus



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