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filmscanners: Re: OT messages & OTquestions.

Hello Laurie,

What you say is probably  the case. I'll find out in this message.


-----Original Message-----
From: Laurie Solomon <laurie@advancenet.net>
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: Re: OT messages & OTquestions.

>What I am saying is not to be construed as disagreeing with or objecting to
>anything you have said.  It is merely meant as a clarification of one small
>point respecting your comment: "Perhaps OT messages could be revised in the
>subject title -- instead of reading "Re: filmscanner ....."."  I believe
>that the "Re: filmscanner" portion of the header is not an option of the
>sender of the message but is automatically added to the subject header by
>the server.  This does not preclude changing the remainder of the content
>the subject header after "Re: filmscanner."
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Chris Hargens
>Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 6:37 PM
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Re: OT messages & OTquestions.
>Perhaps OT messages could be revised in the subject title -- instead of
>reading "Re: filmscanner ....."
>one could insert the words "Re: copyright questions" or something of that
>sort. That way those who are interested as well as those who are not
>interested can readily identify the topic. I understand that the format
>was such and such no such and such" also signals a change and maintains the
>thread, but (it seems to me) there comes a point when it should be made
>clear that the thread has broken and another topic has taken primacy. For
>part, I agree with those who suggest that the delete button is usually the
>best answer for messages that I'm not interested in. A concise subject
>heading makes it all easier.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Snyder <jimsnyder@insight.rr.com>
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001 2:09 PM
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Re: OT messages & OTquestions.
>>on 3/22/01 11:46 AM, Chris McBrien at chris@erg.abdn.ac.uk wrote:
>>> Jim Snyder,
>>> does that mean we should join a news group for flatbed
>>> scanners, one for film scanners, one for monitors, one for photoshop
>>> problems and so on. Your 140 mesages per day would soon become 500
>>> odd.
>>> I don't think people were/are using the "Subject" line of the
>>> e-mail system enough, they seem to be just pressing the "Reply" button
>>> and typing something completely different. If the subject line didn't
>>> contain my film scanner number 2700 or VueScan, then I'd ditch the
>>> message.
>>> Regards Chris McBrien.
>>Jim Snyder


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