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Re: kdm init files and xmodmap



* Tal Eisenberg (eisental@012.net.il) [030604 01:48]:
> I realize that I'm again "stealing" the thread... I just wanted to say that I 
> really had no intention of doing that (How does the list server know i 
> replied if I changed the subject?). Anyways, sorry for the inconvinience I 
> will post my question again on a new thread.

Just FYI, here[1]'s a screenshot that should demonstrate what "threading"
is, for anyone using a non-threading mailer.  By making use of the
In-Reply-To and References headers that are generated by replying to
messages, a mailer can provide a lot of information about who said what
in response to whom, much more than just "these messages have the same
subject".  You can also see how hijacking a thread can be very
distracting.  Particularly for sorting; I (and I assume others) sort by
bringing threads with new activity in them to the bottom of the list.
When a thread gets hijacked, the new discussion, which is grafted onto
the old one, keeps bringing the whole old thread back.  Also, when a
thread is decidedly uninteresting, the whole thread can get killed,
meaning that any new messages with a particlar message-id in its
References: header could be automatically deleted.  This is not the way
you want to post your questions!  By starting a new thread, you give
yourself the best chance that someone will read and respond to your
question, and not be annoyed that you hijacked a thread =)

[1] http://www.doorstop.net/thread_hijack.png

good times,
Vineet

> 
> Thanks for pointing that out, Tal.
> 
> On Wednesday 04 June 2003 01:57, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > Please do not steal the thread by just replying to a conversation in
> > mid-stride.  Replying to an existing thread of conversation and just
> > changing the subject line is called thread stealing.  It's considered
> > rude.  If you want to start a new thread of conversation please just
> > start a new email message and not a reply to an existing message.
> >
> > You can see how your message is stuck in the middle of the other
> > thread of conversation "Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it
> > ?" by looking here.  People not interested in that conversation will
> > delete the entire thread and very probably never see or read your
> > message which will be deleted along with the entire rest of the thread.
> >
> > 
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/debian-user-200306/threads.html#00
> >376
> >
> > Tal Eisenberg wrote:
> > > I have been running xmodmap manualy on every startup for making the
> > > extra buttons work with X. As this is quite annoying to do everytime
> > > I want to put the xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc line on some init script that
> > > runs on X startup (I'm using KDM). The problem is I just can't find
> > > any file that will actually execute that line and add the new
> > > buttons. Where should I put it?
> >
> > KDM starts X which runs Xsession which will look in .Xmodmap.  If you
> > put your xmodmap into $HOME/.Xmodmap it should be read at start up
> > time.
> >
> > Bob
> 
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