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Topic: OT Message Threads (5 msgs / 87 lines)
1) From: Rich
Please mark your OT pile as such so we can dump them.
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2) From: Rich
Well, your problem is mostly this.  The majority of the people on this 
list have never seen Usenet, either in its current form or the original. 
   They have absolutely no understanding of how Unix functions or how to 
operate it. They have never used a threading newsreader.  They have 
never used Usenet at all.  And beyond that, they have no idea how email 
works under the "hood" so to speak.  We have recently seen that they 
also do not know how their email program displays mail, remember the 
"unsubscribe me" guy?  They probably do not even see the subject, even 
if it is displayed.
What you need to get your head around is that this is not Usenet, it is 
not a forum, but it is a mailing list with heavy traffic.  The heavy 
traffic means that the subject line no longer reflects the content of 
the message.  As you reference Usenet, you will find the same thing 
happening to the relationship of the subject to the message contents there.
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3) From: Steve
On Feb 19, 10:32 am, Rich  wrote:
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Sure, but the lessons of Usenet or FidoNet aren't specific to that
technology, they are various common-sensical things to keep high-
volume lists navigable.  Again, it isn't something that upsets me when
I see the standards not followed but I think it is somewhat
incongruous to suggest that this list is a completely different thing
than that from which it came.  The "rules" aren't rules per se, they
are just best practices most reasonable people eventually adopt as
they spend more time on these lists and forums.
No apology from anyone not following these are necessary; I welcome
new folks to these forums who bring fresh stories and perspective.
Anyhoo, this message has been good practice for using my iPhone
keyboard. :)
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4) From: Larry Johnson
*shrug* I just read everything on the off chance I might learn something
even under a subject that has no interest to me originally. Guess what. It
works.
On 2/19/08, Rich  wrote:
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5) From: Allon Stern
On Feb 19, 2008, at 10:59 AM, Steve wrote:
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New technology is great, eh? I particularly admire your bottom- 
posting and stripping the footers from the mail messages when you  
reply - the iPhone interface absolutely sucks for that.
Oh, and just try entering an email address with a bang path, or a %  
gateway in it on that iPhone.
-
allon
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