[time-nuts] hijacking threads

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Mon Jan 23 11:18:04 EST 2012

On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:58:38 -0500
Chuck Harris <cfharris at erols.com> wrote:

> Let's not blame the email program when the problem is really operator error.

I actually dont blame neither the operator nor the mail program.
It's an issue in how features of the technology you use are exposed
to the user. The In-Reply-To and References mail headers are hardly
known to anyone outside those who have to deal with emails and email
systems on a daily basis. Virtually all mail clients handle those
field correctly these days, but their function or even their existence
is hardly ever exposed to the user. So, how shall the user know that
it exists and that he has to care for it? How can you say the mail client
is at fault, when it is (technically speaking) working correctly?

But lets close this topic. Everyone now knows that there is a difference
between pressing reply and deleting the subject line and starting a new
mail using compose. No need for any more OT talk :-)

				Attila Kinali

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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