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Re: Mail threading [was: Authentication/authorization issues]

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-29 18:38:57 CEST

Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > Please see
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/mailing-list-guidelines.html#replying
>
> This is sound advice. I suggest two tweaks:

+1, go for it. The verb tense in that new paragraph seemed a bit odd
to me, you might try:

   <p>(The root of the problem is really that some mail interfaces do
   not indicate that the message generated by the "Reply" function is
   different from a fresh message. If you use such a program, consider
   submitting an enhancement request or a patch to its developers to make
   it show a distinction.)</p>

-K

> Index: ../subversion/www/mailing-list-guidelines.html
> ===================================================================
> --- ../subversion/www/mailing-list-guidelines.html (revision 14462)
> +++ ../subversion/www/mailing-list-guidelines.html (working copy)
> @@ -123,7 +123,8 @@
> <a name="fresh-post"></a>
>
> <p>Don't start a new thread (subject) by replying to an existing
> -post. Instead, start a fresh mail, and write out the list address by
> +post. Instead, start a fresh mail, even if that means you have to
> +write out the list address by
> hand. If you reply to an existing post, your mailreader may include
> metadata that marks your post as a followup in that thread. Changing
> the <tt>Subject</tt> header is not enough to prevent this! Many
> @@ -132,7 +133,14 @@
> your post (because they're ignoring that thread), but people who are
> reading the thread will waste their time with your off-topic post.
> The safest way to avoid this is to never use "reply" to start a new
> -topic.</p></li>
> +topic.</p>
> +
> +<p>(The root of the problem is really that mail user interfaces are
> +not indicating that the message generated by the "Reply" function is
> +different from a fresh message. If you use such a program, consider
> +submitting an enhancement request or a patch to its developers to make
> +it show a distinction.)</p>
> +</li>
>
> <li>
> <a name="rethreading"></a>
>
> - Julian
>
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