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    Choosing thread titles.
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2005 Mar 23, 23:56 +0000

    Thread titles have a real purpose, in helping the process of information
    retrieval. So it's worthwhile choosing a relevant title, and changing a
    threadname when it has become irrelevant.
    Frank Reed had posted a message under the threadname "Thomas Jefferson and
    Lunar Obs.", which had no reference at all to Jefferson except as the
    recipient of a letter. He now adds that a web site at the address he gave,
    had it worked, would have led to further correspondence with Jefferson.
    My reply had even less of a connection with Jefferson than did his initial
    posting, so I gave it the following threadname-
    "Lunars by Moon declination. was: [NAV-L] Thomas Jefferson and Lunar Obs."
    This started-
    "Frank Reed quoted the following interesting letter (which had  little
    >connection with Jefferson, except as the recipient)."
    Now Frank has responded
    >There's more connection if you read further (I don't think there was any
    >need to bother with a new thread title!)
    Well, thanks to Frank for those unasked-for words of advice, but it's up to
    me, not him, to choose an appropriate threadname to give to my postings.
    And up to him, of course, for his.
    contact George Huxtable by email at george@huxtable.u-net.com, by phone at
    01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.

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