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Re: OT Netiquite comment



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On 27 Sep 2003 00:00:20 -0500, Bret Hughes wrote:

> > Michael, who doesn't reply to top posts and complete quotes anymore.
> 
> What about hijacked Threads? These are really starting to piss me off
> for some reason.

Sure, they are an annoyance, too. Often I "collapse threads" (it is
called like that in Sylpheed's menu) which means, I don't see messages
which were sent with a modified subject line as a reply to an existing
thread. Only when I go through all new messages in a mail folder with
the "Next" button/key, I see them.

But hijacked thread are due to mail clients hiding technical details
from the user, whereas badly formatted messages are just plain rude. 

Complete quotes, top posts and badly formatted messages are worse.
Especially when it doesn't become clear which part of a message the
quote is and which the reply. Or when a top reply refers to minor bits
of a large quote at the bottom and one would need to read everything
again to get the necessary context. This is beyond everyone's time, I
guess, except if someone follows only a very small portion of the list
traffic.

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