[OS X TeX] New thread ?

Matthew Leingang leingang at math.harvard.edu
Wed Jul 2 12:58:59 EDT 2008

On Jul 2, 2008, at 11:26 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 2 Jul 2008, at 4:18 pm, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> If most people want a link added to the footer of *every* message  
>> that is simply a mailto link, then I will add it.
> Please don't. I'm guessing that most of those who don't know how to  
> start a new thread (in any of several simple ways), or why it's  
> worth bothering to do so, would also overlook such a link...  
> especially as it would often be out of sight, below the visible  
> area of the window.

The "List Reminders and Etiquette" link already appears in the  
footer.  The first item there is about thread hijacking.

Perhaps adding "Before posting, please read ..." to this line will  
encourage more to do so.

I worry that those who don't know this point of etiquette already  
won't know what a "thread" is if/when they read about it in the  
footer.  So giving them a link to click on would be a solution for  
those who don't know they have a problem.  Also, I think the  
frequency of thread hijacking is low enough that a gentle correction  


Matthew Leingang
Preceptor in Mathematics
Harvard University


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