[syslinux] mixed email threads

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at rutgers.edu
Mon Feb 29 12:49:25 PST 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 08:28:47PM +0000, Patrick Masotta wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 10:15:10PM +0200, Ady wrote:
> >  
> > Your first email about your efi/udp.c patch seems to be part of another 
> > email thread, and not a separate email thread as it was supposed to be.
> > 
> > See
> > http://www.syslinux.org/archives/2016-February/thread.html#24866
> > 
> > and scroll up.
> > 
> I see it now,
> well I have no idea why that happen
> As you said, I might've taken an e-mail from the list and
> replied erasing the old text; probably some unseen
> left over made the mistake. Sorry.

This is basically the only reason that this happens, and is something
that most people learn not to do the hard way (myself included). Rule of
thumb: if you are writing to a mailing list, compose a new/blank e-mail
to the list address.
If you click reply, and aren't sure what you're doing, you'll end up
screwing up threading for other people that use threaded e-mail readers,
including Thunderbird and others that don't care if the "Subject:"
header changes, but stick to the "In-Reply-To:" header. This sort of
thing falls under thread-hijacking, though it's a lot more subtle example.

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