[time-nuts] hijacking threads

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Jan 23 04:41:54 EST 2012


lists at lazygranch.com said:
> I don't see how the thread was hijacked. I hit reply, but cleared the
> subject line and text in the original message.

You didn't cleanup the headers.  Your message contained:

References: <CABbxVHtj3B3KBzshESqqZca_Do8fAK2FXNAM4fOeKTtOKFwstQ at mail.gmail.co
m>
	<96a132922960f81560b350e1fb50c7fa.squirrel at www.webmail.montana.com>
	<CA+QPczCQ9zYOLTbzuUDO45oPvYe3mvyP4Jiuz6VrgacqmoDCjg at mail.gmail.com>
	<CABbxVHt8MrCNny-cqij2p3kHqJq5NoAdWWxZY6aJp3Mb+Xx_ZQ at mail.gmail.com>
	<1327274336.38141.YahooMailRC at web181720.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
	<CABbxVHucwHN8M=TdsvTgJj938Ff-wBSUmj5h530rJCC6f_fUOw at mail.gmail.com>
In-reply-to: <CABbxVHucwHN8M=TdsvTgJj938Ff-wBSUmj5h530rJCC6f_fUOw at mail.gmail.c
om>


> No other forums have issues with this. 

There are two ways to do threading.  One is by Subject.   The other is by 
headers like the above.  Some mail systems use one, some use the other.  If 
most of the people in a group/forum/list use software that does it by Subject 
there might not be anybody who notices and complains when a thread gets 
hijacked.

If you want to send a message to a list/group/whatever, it's just as easy to 
hit Compose and cut/paste the target address as it is to hit Reply and clean 
out the junk.


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