subject line mingling

Brett Dikeman brett at
Tue Apr 23 15:36:45 EDT 2002

At 10:11 AM -0600 4/23/02, Brandon Rogers wrote:
>The problem with this is that it makes archive searching almost fruitless.
>Virtually every topic starts with an idea and it morphs into a stream of
>consciousness so that many of the posts _don't_ really relate to the subject
>heading.  It seems to me people should change the heading to reflect the
>actual content.  That way archives can be searched and there may be fewer
>rehashes.  Just my thoughts....

You just perfectly proved my point :-)

You changed the subject line(accidentally, I'm guessing, from
"mangling" to "mingling"), and now the thread is broken, because your
email client doesn't support threading information headers(you're
using Outlook.)  If someone goes to read my original message in the
archives, they'll find no link between my message and your reply.

The issue here is not changing the subject line when the subject of
the message changes; the issue is people changing the subject line,
mostly by accident or because they don't realize the implications it
has for the archives...

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