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Month: September 2020

[trinity-users] apologies for the mess!

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2020 14:46:58 -0700
I have received word from on high that I, too, was doing it wrong. My 
apologies for the 293 comments (and probably more, still counting) generated 
by my mistake. It seems that when we hit reply, then change the header, we 
are causing confusion in the mailing list. And for those who use threaded 
messages, it causes multiple threads, or something like that. 

It seems that there might have been a chain of these events, as I noticed 
email addresses for both Gene and Nik in the headers. But anyway, I didn't 
mean to spam the list; weird technical glitches on this side, sent emails 
were getting rejected for "unknown transport" (which turns out to be, my 
identity, or one of them). I've been doing it the same for a few years, since 
I've had this email address. Why now? 

When I "corrected" my "transport" to my real name, everything worked, but 
suddenly all those rejected emails sitting in my outbox also got sent, too. 
My intention was not to make a mess of things, but there it is. 

I make the mistakes, so you don't have to; I create confusion, so you can see 
the results of not following good protocol. 

So the short version is: only hit reply if you intend to keep the topic within 
the thread. 

If we go off-topic, then we ought to create a brand-new email, not just hit 
replay; otherwise, we drag email addresses and related threads upon threads 
in, and we end up with 293 comments (I hear, but haven't seen them myself). 

Again, apologies to everybody! And I hope that I've set up this one correctly. 


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