Tom, how do you feel when you are searching an archive and cannot find something on the topic you want, say, "scratchy records" and never knew that there were a hundred messages about that under the topic, "old record players"? Just a made-up example.
But in real time following a list, who cares? There are many sides to the argument, but complaining is just a whine. No information here, folx, please move along. Who's annoying whom? Who's the scold?
On May 26, 2014, at 10:47 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
I say again, this is a silly thing to get exercised about. I don't pay any attention to subject lines once a thread gets going. People who must have a super-accurate subject line are asking too much of others. If they scold about it, they then are annoying others, so who's being more rude?
-- Tom Fine
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> You're right, I'm sure, Lou. I don't think it's a sin and feel bad that
> Doug. P. felt that I was pointing a finger at him and did a mea culpa.
> (Sorry, Doug!) I was responding to Tom F. who said the reminders were like
> There are good practices to try to follow. I'm sure Tom agrees, if not on
> subject lines, then some other nice practice. Sorry if I came across as
> shrill or hectoring.
> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> San and Dennis apparently do not practice what they preach!
>> I find occasional wandering actual topics under a single subject sometimes
>> amusing, some times very annoying.
>> Rules is rules, and people is people!