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SV's, [despammed]'s, and other Thread-Killers

From:Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Date:Monday, January 20, 2003, 20:05
I would have made this a private post, but it turned out that there was
more than one culprit.  :P

Why do a few of you place "SV" or "[despammed]" or what have you into the
subject line of a reply?  I have no idea what "SV" might stand for, and the
"[despammed]" label is frequently incorrect.  As far as I can tell, all
this serves to do is mess up the threaded nature of discussions.

Eudora (and other e-mail clients, I'd imagine) is smart enough to sort
"Subject" and "Re: Subject" together, but it doesn't know (nor should it
have to know) that "SV: Re: Subject" belongs with them, too.  Don't get me
wrong, I don't want subjects to be frozen no matter the circumstances.
Changing the subject line when the discussion turns onto a different topic
is fine -- in fact, it should be encouraged when the discussion has really
taken that left turn at Albuquerque.  :)

This is just my friendly gripe.  Hope things can be resolved peaceably.  ;)



daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>