[time-nuts] hijacking threads

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Mon Jan 23 05:56:00 EST 2012

On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 01:02:50 -0800
gary <lists at lazygranch.com> wrote:

> I don't see how the thread was hijacked. I hit reply, but cleared the 
> subject line and text in the original message.
> No other forums have issues with this.

The issue is, that the header, which records the history of a mail
is not cleared by simply clearing the subject and mail content.

To see the effect, select View -> Sort by -> Threaded
Then you see how the other mail clients, which have threading enabled
by default* see a mailinglist with lots of parallel discussions like this.

			Attila Kinali

* Threading enabled has been the standard until outlook came around
and thunderbird mimics outlooks behavoir by default

The trouble with you, Shev, is you don't say anything until you've saved
up a whole truckload of damned heavy brick arguments and then you dump
them all out and never look at the bleeding body mangled beneath the heap
		-- Tirin, The Dispossessed, U. Le Guin

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