[wp-hackers] Mailing list reply etiquette

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 23:05:27 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Matt Jacob <matt at mattjacob.com> wrote:

> When you want to start a new post with a new subject, please DO NOT simply
> reply to a previous post and change the subject line in your mail client.
> Replying to an existing post keeps the In-Reply-To: header intact and is
> seriously annoying to those of use who view the list in a threaded format.
> Instead, compose a new message and address it to
> wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com instead of taking the lazy route. ;-)
> Many thanks,
> Matt

I had no idea about the In-Reply-To header. It's showing up without problems
in Gmail, though (presuming it was directed to the widget as posts thread
that I started earlier).


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