On 26/08/07, bruce <[email protected]> wrote: > I haven't seen all the 'msgs' in a given karl thread, but the ones I have > seen tend to be from someone who's trying to get a better understanding of > how things work.... > > So, exactly what is the issue???? It's not so nice with regard to the netiquette for mailing-lists that Karl usually creates an new thread even when the topic hasn't changed as much as to justify creating a new thread. Instead, he ought to keep his replies and update messages in the original thread together with the replies from subscribers. It is possible to alter the subject line while staying in a thread. All that is necessary for continueing threads is to reply to an existing message, not send a new one to the list. A new message is not connected to any older one, and that creates a new thread. To understand the notion of "a thread" with regard to mailing-lists, every message contains maintenance information in the mail headers.