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    Re: Starting new threads
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 Jul 3, 18:07 -0700

    George, you wrote:
    "As one who receives by email, I find it difficult, when looking at old
    messages, where a thread has been spawned from a preceding one, to follow
    the discussion back to its origins. That's the reason, when introducing a
    new threadname, why I usually chuck in a "was: xxxx" , to allow a link
    backwards along the chain, for others inquiring later, as it's not otherwise
    obvious. Then, for further iterations, I'll usually drop that "was....".
    Does that make sense? If it doesn't help, I won't do it."
    
    If it helps you, that's sufficient. For the most part, I think that this is no 
    longer necessary, but I would say that the best way to find out is to ask 
    other NavList members. So, everybody, could we get a few votes? Do any of you 
    find the "was: xxxx" tags when threads are branched off specifically useful, 
    or even just comforting? Also, do any of you find them annoying or 
    distracting? We don't need a big vote here --just a little input from the 
    community.
    
    By the way, George, almost all messages have this thread-branching info in 
    their headers, so it's really a software issue. If our email software reads 
    these headers properly, it can construct a tree based on threads or based on 
    subjects (or date, author, etc.).
    
    -FER
    
    
    
    
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