Ill-considered complaints [was: RE: early networking (was Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Sep 14 21:21:39 CDT 2016

On Wed, 14 Sep 2016, Rich Alderson wrote:
> Actually, Mr. Cook, the standard for the last 35 years or so has been to
> change the subject line, with the old subject in SQUARE BRACKETS with the
> characters "was: " prepended.  Any decent newsreader or threading mail
> reader knows how to deal with that, and threading is unbroken.  What was
> broken in the messages about which you complain is the substitution of
> parentheses () for brackets [].

I have been using parentheses.  I was unaware that square brackets was the 
preferred form.  I will try to remember to comply.

I have also always used the opening parenthesis, and left off the closing 
one, since the history of the world drags on forever, and hopefully, 
eventually the trailing end of that will get truncated before it becomes 
too many extraneous lines.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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