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Re: replying to an old list thread.

On Mon, 06 Dec 2010 09:21:10 -0500, Ken Heard wrote:

> Sthu Deus wrote:
>> Good day.
>> I want to continue an old talk that once was on the list. How I can do
>> it? - How I can direct my reply to that very thread?
> I seem to remember that sometime in the past people objected to an "old"
> thread being "reopened" by a new post to it.  

I don't know why :-?

> So, three questions:
> 1.  Is it halal or kosher to reopen an "old" thread?
> 2.  How old is "old" should old be?  Three days?  Three months?  Three
> years?

If the reply is still relevant for the subject, it should not matter.
> 3.  Does it really matter?

Time is relative. "Now" converts into "one year" very soon.

In a mailing list that has an archive search facility, having posts which 
provides additional -or complete- information about a problem can help 
future users looking on how to solve the same kind of trouble. 



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