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Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT Generic C question

From: David Kelly
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] OT Generic C question
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 20:05:02 -0500

On Sep 20, 2005, at 2:12 PM, Jeff Barlow wrote:

Internet email is gradually degrading due to lame software and
clueless users.

Yes, that is exactly why I wrote. To alert the clueless. Apparently the clueless cherish their cluelessness, but that was nothing new.

Yes, the "messages are still threaded." Gmail has nothing on anything here. The point is that the messages are in the *wrong* thread. Its purely to the advantage of the poster to break a new topic out of an old thread and start fresh.

Another advantage of proper threading is list archive search. Much more likely to find useful information when searching an archive which is properly threaded. Then again list archive searching is another lost art.

On Sep 20, 2005, at 1:20 PM, Joerg Wunsch wrote:

But in the end, people deploying that kind of laziness will simply cut
theirselves off from people who might be willing to reply: If I kill
an entire thread as I'm not interested in it, and deep in that thread
appears a new question -- ce la vive.  I won't be able to answer that
new question as I won't see it at all.

Some find it hard to believe others might tie their shoes differently. Same applies here as I expect many don't understand how what Joerg said above could be true. Many of us open this mailbox with threads collapsed under one entry. "That old tired thread? Kill it. Next." Your query was deleted unseen because it was filed wrong. Because you sent it wrong. And I don't really care. However this needs to be mentioned now and then because sometimes The Clueless Get A Clue.

I was split about 51/49 as to whether my posting this morning should continue in this thread or start a new. Decided that it was about this thread and therefore should stay in it. This way it was threaded directly to the message I was talking about if anyone cares to go read the message headers in the thread. And those who were already tired of this thread would not be bothered.

David Kelly N4HHE, address@hidden
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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