[amsat-bb] Why do people start new threads when replying to a post on amsat-bb?
johnbrier at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 19:34:40 UTC 2016
I have never seen this on any other mailing list.
Is it because the mailing list configuration sets "reply" to be the
user who sent the email and not the list, and then it is easier to
send an email to the list by starting a new thread as opposed to
"reply all" and then having to edit out all the email addresses except
If the information in the emails to this list is helpful to others who
search google and find it in the archives, it will be harder to find
if it's across multiple threads.
Additionally, not keeping things in thread makes it harder to follow a
conversation and more difficult to manage email. If I am not
interested in a particular thread I can just mark the whole thread
read as opposed to two or three other threads.
If a reply to an original thread is truly a different subject then it
is common practice to change the subject like so:
How do I search the archives? (was: Why do people start new threads
when replying to a post on amsat-bb?)
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