[Klug-general] Alan Turing Pardon Petition

Tom Carlson twigathy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 10:49:03 UTC 2009

Interestingly gmail copes with this kind of mailing list fail just
fine. This is a new thread to me. (Or 'conversation' as the google
folk like to call them).

On topic... I don't see how Turing is not relevant when it comes to a
LUG mailing list, or pretty much any computing mailing list. Giants,
shoulders etc.

A worthy petition too, I signed it.


2009/9/1 J D Freeman <klug at quixotic.org.uk>:
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> On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 11:23:44AM +0100, James Blake wrote:
>> Also just to be clear does the embargo on signing up to things also
>> include Linux advocacy activities?  How about getting someone to sign
>> up to a sale, i.e. selling things like laptops?  Many of the replies
>> to the recent thread about ISPs contained recommendations made could
>> be considered 'encouraging someone to signup for a contract with a new
>> ISP'...
> The issue isn't about the relevance ot the topic, IMHO, the topic is very
> relevant to the list.
> The problem is, rather than starting a new thread, you hit reply to an old
> one and just changed the subject line, this messes with threaded email
> something chronic.
> If you view the headers of an email, you will find a line like:
> In-Reply-To: <4A9CEE5C.7010604 at gmail.com>
> This tells the email clients what the mail is actually relevant to,
> allowing them to sort the emails by thread.
> Something people rarely realise about email is it isn't a descrete set of
> messages, but a collected series. Each series being a thread in it's own
> right (Tho a thread can be only 1...).
> This makes it very important when starting a new thread, to actually start
> a new thread, not just hit reply to an old one...
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