[oclug] pine threads
amcintosh at atreus-systems.com
Tue Jul 8 10:29:46 EDT 2003
>i don't think threadding works that way... otherwise, you'd get messages
>posted with a subject as nondescript as "hello" being threadded with messages
>months old. there's also no way to determine the placement of a message in a
>thread since the subject remains the same throught.
I do agree but was hoping (fingers crossed) there was a way around it.
Often when threads run wild, someone will begin a new thread by slightly
modifying the subject "Subject: new (was old)", I would love for these
(plus see below) to form a new top level thread.
>when i first started posting to mailing lists, i used to hit reply to one
>post, then change the subject to write a new post... i was chastised at the
>time, so i'm thinking that you can't do that...
With that in mind, I eclosed the included "real world" example, to
illustrate that point. Perhaps mention of this might me appreciated by
others. I often find interesting threads hidden deep within another
uninteresting thread I have chosen to ignore because people reply and
change the sugject.
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