HP Printers

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_30below.com>
Date: Thu Sep 16 12:46:23 2004

Rumor has it that Jim Isbell may have mentioned these words:
>OOps, I forgot to change the subject line on that last post.ead of " Atari
>Unix " it should have been HP Printers. So here it is again under the
>proper subject. I was in too much of a hurry and used an old message to
>modify but failed to modify it completely.

I'm not trying to sound like a list-nazi or anything, but you really
shouldn't do that. It totally whacks out 1) any email programs that show
messages in a threaded manner, and 2) the list archives. Your "new, but not
really" message will still show up as a thread sub-message under the old
heading, and makes the archives harder to follow.

On more militant lists, this behavio[u]r can (and has) gotten people
desubbed... This isn't just a "top-post vs. bottom-post vs. middle-post"
debate - it really is a generally bad thing to do, and the "click reply,
wipe everything" doesn't really save much time at all, and is much more
prone to oopses.

Just my $0.0000000000000000000000002 (as that's what it's worth...),
Roger "Merch" Merchberger

P.S. Yes, I was also threatened once to get desubbed because a few of my
randomized .sigs are 5 lines instead of 4. They didn't *care* that one line
was blank, and shouldn't count... :-/ The list charter said "a .sig
*should* be no more than 4 lines" and they were taking it as gospel...

Roger "Merch" Merchberger -- sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
What do you do when Life gives you lemons,
and you don't *like* lemonade?????????????
Received on Thu Sep 16 2004 - 12:46:23 BST

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