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    Re: Starting new threads
    From: Scott Owen
    Date: 2009 Jul 07, 22:18 -0500

    James N Wilson wrote:
    > Scott:
    >
    > I apologize for just replying to a message without thinking about how the
    > thread might be affected.
    >
    > Jim Wilson
    
    Jim,
    Thank-you, but no need to apologize.  Sometimes people do not understand
    the consequences nor know the difference between replying to a
    message/post and sending a NEW message with "re" edited into the subject
    line.  As I see it, the problem is threefold.  First, keeping a thread
    on topic/subject.  I believe this is important to all here, for not
    everyone may want to read all posts on all subjects and we can all,
    including me, do better in this area.  Second, actually getting your
    post/message to "thread" under the proper message subject.  Third,
    knowing how a NEW thread is actually started.
    
    Jim, I am sorry to pick on you but you seem to not know about message
    threading.  Rest assured there are others too.  WHY is it that every
    time you post a message to NavList it starts a NEW thread for my email
    software?  In fact, the above message of yours showed up as a NEW
    thread.  Why did it not show up under the "starting new threads" thread,
    where, IMHO it belongs?  Is it that you do not use the "reply" function
    of your software and you "copy and paste" a NavList message into a NEW
    message, edit it and fire off said NEW message to NavList; thereby
    starting a NEW thread on NavList?  I suspect yes, but do not know.
    
    For email users it boils down to this:  using the "reply" function of
    your email software to any NavList incoming message will allow your
    message to thread properly under the "replied to" message.  If what you
    have to say does not pertain to the message subject then start a new
    thread with a new subject line.  How do you start a NEW thread??  Easy,
    ANY message sent to NavList using your address book/contacts will start
    a new thread.
    
    I can not say how Frank's posting functionality from the web for
    non-subscribers/mobile users works but I would hope that it functions
    similar to email software but maybe not.  It is my sincerest hope this
    has cleared up some confusion on message threading...  I now return you
    to your regularly scheduled program of navigation.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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