[R] Replying to Posts Within Same Thread

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Dec 2 05:02:37 CET 2009

On Dec 1, 2009, at 10:42 PM, Charlotte Maia wrote:

> On 12/2/09, John Sorkin <jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
>> I don't know what you are doing wrong because I don't know exactly  
>> what you are doing. I do know that I don't have your problem when I  
>> simply reply to a message without touching the subject line.
>> John
> Could you clarify the notion of "simply reply".
> There is no obvious reply links in either the archive page, or the  
> digest.

True. The archive does not expose the message headers. I have not  
figured out whether is is even possible to respond to a message on the  
Archive. Some people use Gmane or Nabble, but I think most use a mail- 
client. Responding to the digest can break threads.

> In the case, where someone sends me an email, such have you have done,
> I can simply reply.
> However, in general this option is not available.

I am wondering why it wouldn't be? This particular message is threaded  
with the posting you made a little over an hour ago, whereas some of  
your replies in the last few days have been orphaned from the posting  
you responded to (as you have noticed). You can look at the threaded  
archive here (as I suspect you already know):


> -- 
> Charlotte Maia
> http://sites.google.com/site/maiagx/home

David Winsemius, MD
Heritage Laboratories
West Hartford, CT

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