Discussion List Netiquette, Was: WTB: DEC PC04 Paper Tape Reader/Punch

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 10:06:40 CDT 2008

Marden P. Marshall wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2008, at 12:44 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> On 19 Aug 2008 at 11:45, Marden P. Marshall wrote:
>>> Guys, two words "thread hijacking"
>> Sorry, I was curious about the subject and thought to ask some
>> questions about the current line of discussion.  I'll keep my
>> inquiring mind to myself in the future (fat chance).
>> Cheers,
>> Chuck
> If the current line of discussion does not match the subject line, then 
> the message thread has been hijacked.  It is discourteous and disrupting 
> to other members of the community who might be trying to follow the 
> original subject.   How would you feel if you had started a new subject 
> only to later see the discussion taken in a different, unrelated direction.

First of all, it was related.  Second of all, the right thing to do is 
to alter the subject line, not to curtail the discussion.  Third of all, 
lighten up.  Really.

Peace...  Sridhar

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