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Re: [opensuse-factory] No more fake New tumbleweed snapshot released emails
When you reply to report some issues, make sure to change the subject.
It is not helpful to keep the release announcement subject in a thread
while discussing a specific problem.

Shouldn't the call rather be asking people to start a proper new thread, e.g.
click "start a new thread" rather than "reply", if their e-mail client has
such a button, or start a new message by clicking on the e-mail address of the
mailing list (or by copy and pasting the address)?

The default mail client of the default desktop of openSUSE Leap, i.e. KMail,
displays all replies inside the thread regardless of subject changes.

Given that replies are linked to a thread via the "In-Reply-To" and
"References" e-mail headers, I'd think that KMail's behaviour is correct, even
though I understand that the behaviour of gmail (and other clients?) that
break a thread when the subject line changes is more practical as many users
these days seem to reply to any old old e-mail they can find from the intended
recipient to start a new message.

Questions:

(1) Is KMail's threaded view the exception or is gmail the exception?

(2) Are there mailing list guidelines for the opensuse list and should an
automated reminder with a link to the guidelines be posted, e.g. quarterly?

(3) Wouldn't it be a simpler solution for automated scripts that watch this
mailing list for automated notifications to check that the "In-Reply-To" header
is absent, rather than trying to stop replies?

Joachim

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