Peter Humphrey posted <42CB869B.4050508@...>, excerpted below,
on Wed, 06 Jul 2005 08:22:03 +0100:
> Terry Ellis wrote:
>> Are there any? After playing around with one and ndiswrapper this
>> afternoon, I found the logs complaining about the windoze driver not
>> being 64bit. Doh! :(
> Please don't hijack threads.
Agreed, but it might help if you mentioned exactly what that means, as
those doing it likely don't understand the issue, or they'd /not/ be doing
Thread hijacking occurs when you hit reply to an existing thread, then
simply change the subject, and post a question entirely different than the
existing thread. Because you hit reply, the post's references header will
still say it belongs in the old thread, and a decent client will thread it
as such, regardless of whether it has a different subject or not (altho
some clients make threading new subjects as new threads an option).
The better alternative is to create a NEW post (as opposed to a reply to
an existing post), starting a new thread, rather than hijacking an old one.
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