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Ping to Bob Hanlon, Andrzej K, others, re non-threading in cssmm with MTNW?

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  • Subject: [mg86473] Ping to Bob Hanlon, Andrzej K, others, re non-threading in cssmm with MTNW?
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 00:12:06 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Stanford University

Reading cssmm using MT-NewsWatcher on a MacBook, my eye was caught by a 
large number of replies to posts that seemingly should have been 
threaded with the initial post or with earlier replies but that were not 
--- even when there was already a thread on the same topic in the same 
batch of posts.  A quick look didn't bring up any such instances in 
other news groups, as least in a quick scan of several others.

I think this happens when the replying software uses "Re:__Some Subject" 
(with two spaces after the "Re:"), although I'd agree that MTNW probably 
ought to be able to handle multiple spaces in this location.

The following recent example exhibits another interesting aspect of this 
situation.  The first line starts a thread (has a triangle in front of 
it); the second (indented) line is the only additional post in that 
thread (and is apparently a reply to the original post, not to the 
second reply that starts the thread); and the third line, which 
immediately followed the two-post thread is a free-standing post.

  Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>    Re:  Re: NDSolve Question
    Jerry <Jer75811 at yahoo.com>     Re: NDSolve Question
  Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>    Re:  Re: NDSolve Question

Apparently "Re:__Re:_xxxxxx" can _start_ a thread for "xxxxxx" and can 
trap later posts having just "Re:_xxxxx" into that thread, but can't 
trap a later post that's identical to itself???

[I will attempt to repair the Subject line of posts when I can - moderator]


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