threads (was: Re: [Techtalk] really basic debian question)

mgmonza at mgmonza at
Fri Mar 17 10:54:32 EST 2006

Not sure what this is in reference to.  I checked the sent-mail copy of my 
initial message and the subject line reads as "was" above, w/o Re:.
Definitely its own thread.


On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Gebhard Dettmar wrote:

> Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 22:54:55 +0100
> From: Gebhard Dettmar <gebhard.dettmar at>
> To: techtalk at
> Subject: threads (was: Re: [Techtalk] really basic debian question)
> On Wednesday 15 March 2006 04:06, mgmonza at wrote:
>> Hello, all,
>> My first question is -really- basic - is it acceptable to post basic
>> debian questions here?  If not, how about debian-woman?  I swear, I
>> started three times to post there, then chickened out.
> Of course it is. But it is really not recommendable to hijack (=
> answering, in this case, Carlas mail related to a different question)
> other people's threads. This means that you loose potential answers from
> people, who might have well been able to answer your question but weren't
> interested in the particular thread you hit the reply-button in.
> I only saw this thread because James posting went to my spam-folder (which
> is a perfect incident to start a new thread - my spam-regexes don't work
> properly ;-(
> Threading means that your mail-client lists every posting according to its
> subject. To give you an idea how it looks like in a common graphical
> mail-client I put this screenshot here:
> Once you used it, you'll love it :-)
> Regards Gebhard
> -- 
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> 	and putting wings on an elephant is?
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