From: Michael Black (et472_at_FreeNet.Carleton.CA)
Date: 1 Oct 2005 23:08:55 GMT
Antti (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> mst wrote:
>> On Sat, 01 Oct 2005 10:29:58 -0400 Christopher Estep
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>>I'm new to Linux, completely.
>> Dredging up a post from Mar 2005 and replying to it??? WTF?
> I think that this conversation about ubuntu is very uptodate as Ubuntu
> has been that fastest rising star on world of linux.
Then people can start a new thread.
The issue being brought up is that for some reason, someone not
only had access to the old thread but thought it was acceptable to
reply, even though the thread is from back in March. Replying now
doesn't add anything to that thread, because chances are good that
the original poster isn't even here still, and maybe many of
the participants aren't either. I sure didn't give any thought
to that thread after it happened, and I posted to it.
If people have something to say about something, then they shouldn't
be looking for an old thread to use to reply to, they should
start a new thread with an appropriate subject header.
If they are replying to old threads, they should be watching carefully
the date of the last message, and if it's older than a few weeks
think very carefully about replying to it.
Of course, it may be a case of someone just not paying attention
to dates, which is just as sloppy.