En/Je/On 2018-02-14 19:40, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users escribió / skribis
/ wrote :
> Please, please, please do not "hijack" a thread. Don't reply to a
> thread and change the subject to something completely unrelated.
I agree. That is important. I support your request.
Some times, email users _reply_ to whatever message they are reading,
change the subject and write a message on a totally different topic...
That makes some things more difficult for others, especially on email
All email messages have a metadatum in its header containing the unique
identifier of the replied email, if any. That is how email clients can
sort messages hierarchicaly. The problem is some web-mail services
(including Gmail), or even some "actual" email clients, thread messages
_also_ by the subject line... I guess that's why some users are not
aware of the problem. But threading by subject line is a cosmetic
trick: the real link between messages is still there, in their internal
Of course, sometimes it's necessary to change the subject in the middle
of a thread, but only when the conversation _naturally_ leads to a
different topic. In those cases, the change helps to identify the topic
branches in the hierarchy. And there's a convention for that:
Subject: Re: Original topic
Subject: Modified topic (Was: Re: Original topic)
Hope this helps.
> If you start a new thread by replying to another, and change the
> subject, your threaded topic ends up hidden within the original topic
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