From: Rick Moen (rick_at_linuxmafia.com)
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 02:00:42 -0400
Michael Black <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
And who gets hurt if they don't? You seem to have, there, a solution in
search of a problem.
One of the glories of having a large news spool is that you might have
articles going a long ways back -- and conversations can stop for long
periods only to resume again, either with the original participants or
with others entirely. And the result remains a coherent thread that can
be later found by interested parties using DejaNews or similar
What you're describing is what people are more-or-less forced to do on
mailing lists. Usenet is not a mailing list, thank God. It can do
better than that.
-- Cheers, Rick Moen Support your local medical examiner: Die strangely. email@example.com