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- Subject: Re: Mailing list etiquette: do NOT press 'reply' when starting a new thread
- From: Patrick Donnelly <batrick@...>
- Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 00:17:40 -0700
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Asko Kauppi<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Since this still happens so often, I am bothering everyone on the list.
> Pressing 'reply' to start a new thread is easy for the poster. You get the
> Lua list address (email@example.com) without needing to copy/paste
> or type it.
> Unfortunately, it has the following consequences:
> - it completely messes up mail clients (s.a. OS X Mail) that can show
> discussion threads
> i.e. the "LuaJIT performance" thread remained "clean" for quite a
> while. Now it's merged with "How to create multi-dimensional table in C"
> - it messes up the threads also in the Lua list archive, so "next in thread"
> won't actually do as it says
> PLEASE, stop this habit, and someone please take on the habit of mentioning
> it to newcomers who don't know.
> Just press 'New message'. :)
Pressing "Reply" works just fine in Gmail. Some e-mail providers just
suck I guess : /
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