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Re: HiJacking Threads -- apology & new (OT??) question

On Tue, 06 Jan 2009 15:26:39 +1930, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 6:20 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at>
> wrote:
>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>> Subject: Concerning seafood (Was: the mortality of crabs)
>> That's OK if the message is a reply and the discussion deviated from
>> the original subject, but it is not a valid way to start a wholely new
>> topic.

> I understood Beartooth to be asking about how to introduce a somewhat
> different but related topic. Clearly a new topic requires a new thread.

	I was indeed, and I agree; in fact, the example I made up was 
intended to illustrate (however unsuccessfully) something that all 
involved, including the poster making the change, would agree *was* a 

	What I then tried to ask for was some trivially easy method -- a 
pons asinorum, if you like -- to urge new posters to get and use. (They 
might, of course, have vast subject expertise; consider a list devoted to 
the history of Finnish grammar. (I don't recall offhand whether one 

	But alas!, the question itself either fell between the cracks, or 
nobody knows of one ...

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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