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michal017
 
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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 9:49 am

Why does the subject remain empty when posting a new reply? Couldn't it be 'Re: subject'?

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 9:52 am

why? subjects are maybe important for threaded forums, but not for this one.. I never look at the subject of a post, and I dont think most others do.. :)

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 9:55 am

yes.. I look at the 1st subject too..
so why not remove subjects, except for the 1st one?

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Post Posted November 7th, 2002, 1:22 pm

michal017 wrote:yes.. I look at the 1st subject too..
so why not remove subjects, except for the 1st one?


Well - for one, if the thread degenerates into talking about two different topics, then the
subject can be a good way to track what is being talked about. For instance, I notice that
the message has two questions and I want to answer one of them but not the other. I hit the
quote button and change the subject to "<question 1 topic>". From then on, if you reply
to me by hitting the Quote button and get replied to by hitting the quote button etc, the subjects
will convey that we are only talking about <question 1>.

So I think that the subjects do make sense. And if it's blank - well you can leave it blank :).

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Post Posted November 8th, 2002, 1:11 am

yes, but couldn't it be 'Re: subject' by default? or something like that..

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