[SATLUG] How to post an email
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu May 29 14:07:47 CDT 2008
When starting a new topic, do *not* just "reply" and change the subject line.
Us Compose or New or whatever your mail client uses to generate a new message.
Recently we have has several "threads" that have gone on for more than 60
messages. For instance the thread that started as "Fedora 9" got changed to:
Re: [OT] [SATLUG] chris taking a "list break"
Re: Linux Gaming was Re: [SATLUG] Fedora 9,
That thread has reached 66 messages. This is really cumbersome for those that
have threaded mail readers.
There is nothing wrong with replying to a message with on topic comments, but
going on and on with a single thread when the topic changes comes across as
thoughtless and/or ignorant.
Also, if you don't like a thread, *do not reply under any circumstances*.
Threads die if nobody responds. Saying that you don't like a thread continuing
on that thread is self defeating.
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