* Tal Eisenberg (email@example.com) [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'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 =)  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 > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com > > -- http://www.doorstop.net/ -- One nation, indivisible, with equality, liberty, and justice for all.
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