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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.
    
    George.
    
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    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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