[R] on thread hijacking

Greg Minshall m|n@h@|| @end|ng |rom um|ch@edu
Thu Sep 30 06:15:47 CEST 2021


Jeff mentioned "thread hijacking".  in case you're not familiar with the
term, you could look here
and search for "hijacking" or "in-reply-to".

basically, afaik, when you want to send e-mail to the *same* list, but
on a *different* topic, you should

- change the subject line (to something appropriate to your new
  subject), and
- remove the "In-reply-to" header from your reply.

for example, in replying to you, i changed the subject line (as you
see), and removed this following in-reply-to header from the e-mail
headers in my reply (my e-mail reader generated this header when i hit
"reply" on your e-mail):

> In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 29 Sep 2021 22:24:41 -0400."
>             <008401d7b5a2$53594e10$fa0bea30$@gmail.com>

(probably more than you wanted to know; but ... :)

cheers, Greg

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