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    Re: Starting new threads
    From: M v Noorden
    Date: 2009 Jun 30, 23:52 -0700

    >2) You are seeing more of this threading confusion, Gary, because (I believe) 
    you follow the threads using the google message boards. As I have said, there 
    are a number of problems with those boards so I recommend them only as a 
    secondary resource. ONE of the problems is that those boards respect 
    "threading by reference" before "threading by subject". This is a specific 
    choice made in their software. It's not how most of us would do it. Most of 
    us assume that if we change the subject, the topic is moved to a new thread. 
    In fact, it would be best to have both options. May I ask you, Gary, and any 
    others who have this preference, why you prefer posting/reading via the 
    google-based message boards rather than the message boards at fer3.com/arc? 
    Is there some feature or functionality there that I could add that would make 
    fer3.com/arc more useful to you? I have no ability or tools to modify the 
    behavior of the google-based boards but of course I can do anything we want, 
    within reason, to the boards at fer3.com/arc.
    
    
    I am one of the people that uses Google to read the messages and got
    confused by all the topic changes. The reason for me to use Google is
    twofold:
    1)I read more newsgroups, Google gives me the opportunity to quickly
    go through them, scan for interesting posts and keep track of changes
    2)I read the news on several places, but mostly during lunch break
    behind my desk at the office. Since I am using a corporate machine, I
    don't want to install newsgroup reader software or use my business e-
    mail for that.
    
    So it is not your site or the functionality of your site that keeps me
    from using it.
    
    Maarten van Noorden
    
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