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- Subject: Re: [ANN] lua code formatter (lcf)
- From: Lorenzo Donati <lorenzodonatibz@...>
- Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 15:25:26 +0100
On 02/02/2017 09:27, Dirk Laurie wrote:
2017-02-02 9:36 GMT+02:00 Lorenzo Donati <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Since no one has complained yet, I don't know if there's something
wrong with my mail client, but it appears you hijacked this thread.
If this is the case, please, don't do it, i.e. don't reply to a mailing list
message and change its subject.
To my mind, one hijacks a thread when one replies to a message
and fails to change the subject. For example, you just hijacked the
code formatter thread by digressing into a discussion on thread
hijacking, and I am making it worse by responding to it.
Sorry, Dirk, but to me "Thread Hijacking" has always meant that someone
changes the topic of a thread , independently from the form it takes.
Although sometimes it is sensible to fork a thread and create a
subthread, and it happened here on lua-l several times, the OP appears
to have done unintentionally what I suspected, replying to a random
thread only to create a new thread. This, IMO, _is_ thread hijacking.
BTW, what we are doing right now is not hijacking the thread, IMO, but
rather discussing _about_ the thread, i.e. we are going "meta"! :-)
GMail by default starts a new thread if the subject is different. There
probabaly is nothing *wrong* with your mail client, but you might
just check whether it has a user-selectable option that controls
how it presents threads.
Funny. I've been using Thunderbird for ages and I never had problems
like this, i.e. other threads look ok. But according to Charles
Heywood's previous reply, it seems that other clients don't get fooled
like mine. <puzzled>