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I agree.
 
Can I add that another way to signal change of subject in a thread is "Oranges (Was "Apples"). Some posters including myself already do that.
 
Frank
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Roger Harnden
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 3:54 PM
Subject: NAVIGATING LISTSERVE - IMPORTANT

Everyone,

I know quite  a few people are frustrated because they come back to listserve after a couple of days, and find they cannot follow/track threads that they are interested in.

There is an archive at which more clearly lays out messages and history.

https://listserv.heanet.ie/ucd-staffordbeer.html

However, this is still only of limited use unless everyone tries to apply a little (only a LITTLE!) discipline.

It is really important that if in a REPLY you alter the topic SUBJECT, that you REPLY with that NEW subject. Otherwise, someone looks at a message that is titled 'Apples' only to discover that it started out a long time ago as APPLES but is now about ORANGES.

Please everyone, try and help in this to ensure that we all benefit.

The frustration is particularly bad for the busiest people who can only dip in from time to time - and they are the people we need to hang on to and attract, in order to grow

If I have not described the problem clearly, (bearing in mind the comments of Paul, Boris and Joe on appearance and reality), maybe someone else might like to put it better, or suggest some other cure.


Roger



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