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Re: [SOT] Fast typing and threading...



Tim wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 15:24 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote:
>> In this case, deliberately breaking the thread is *not* what is
>> wanted, since it will separate the drifted topic into two threads --
>> the original drifted messages and other responses, and the split topic
>> with the new title. Usually these will sort some way apart in the
>> subject list, readers will not be aware of the other thread, and you
>> will end up with related branches of the same conversation in multiple
>> places. This is usually what the users of threaded e-mail clients
>> *explicitly* wish to avoid.
> 
> Correct, and why I did what I did...
> 
> If I had a client that did let me manually adjust headers, I might have
> been tempted to strip out some of the references, so that it stayed
> connected with the drifted topic, but wasn't so related to the original.
> But it's years since I've seen a client that lets one do such a thing.

If one really means to keep it within the thread, then OK.  Still don't know
why one would want to change the subject and still consider it the same
thread.  Seems a bit illogical...but then again that's just me.

But, you need not have a client that allows you to adjust the headers.  All
you need to use is the "forward" function and not the "reply" function.


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