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Re: du-guidelines - point 7

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 18:10 -0400, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> Chris Bannister wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > In the Debian-User Guidelines:
> > http://people.cornell.edu/pages/kk288/du-guidelines.html
> > 
> > Point #7 says:
> > "... Also, you need not change the title of thread when saying "thanks"
> > or "solved the problem". Some email clients might not handle threads
> > appropriately when changing the subject of conversations."
> > 
> > Is this still the case? I have considered that having [solved] or
> > something similar in the subject is a handy thing.
> I believe so. gmail web interface is one popular example. If the tilte
> changes, it will be in different "conversation".

GMail is known buggy and not suitable for mailing list use, if only for
it's propensity to send HTML when the user wasn't expecting to, and it's
brutal lack of Reply to Mailing List and poor threading.

Paul Johnson

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