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[Discuss-gnuradio] Posting/Refering in list [Re: Win32 USRP Library]

From: Patrick Strasser
Subject: [Discuss-gnuradio] Posting/Refering in list [Re: Win32 USRP Library]
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 23:03:19 +0100
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Gregory W Heckler wrote on 2007-01-23 21:59:

Hello Gregory!

I cannot help you exactly with your question, but I'd have a hint for posting on mailing lists:

It seems to like you got the latest mail from the list, replied to it and changed the subject. This is of course very convenient, but there is a rub in it: you get a lot of stuff from the message you're replying to, like this:

References: <address@hidden>
        <address@hidden>  <address@hidden>
        <address@hidden>  <address@hidden>
        <address@hidden>  <address@hidden>

This is not crap, it's the messages that are in context to the message you are replying. Good email readers (like the ones good hackers that you want to reach use :-) ) make a nice thread out of it and show you a (graphical) representation of who wrote in reply to whom. Your Thunderbird can do this quite fine, too.

Now your message pretends to reply to the last one in this thread. This is not optimal for a first post, as people my think it's a new comment to an already discussed topic or overlook it completely.

To make it short: For best results on a new topic create a new email and resist from replying to an existing one. Take the time to enter the list address by hand or from the address book. This should bring more attention to your request.

Regards and good look!

Engineers motto: cheap, good, fast: choose any two
Patrick Strasser <patrick dot strasser at  tugraz dot at>
Student of Telematik, Techn. University Graz, Austria

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