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I think the problem is that people are forgeting to fill in the subject line 
on new posts. It is natural to hit the reply button, but unnatural to go back 
and fill in or change the subject line.
I had hoped that as one thread led into a new discussion, those involved 
would, at some point in the thread, revise the subject line to be relevant to 
the new topic. This seems to be a curtesey that is easy to accomplish and 
that we need to be more considerate.

I too, receive posts without the senders name. As far as I know, the sender 
can not post to this list annonomously since all posts must come from the 
subscribers address - leaving out posts from outside the list of subscribers. 
The problem is that some of those responding wish to maintain their anonimity 
- which I don't have a problem with. I just like to be able to reply to a 
person rather than an inoculous blank signiture or email address.

The majority of list participants are very considerate, but occasionally one 
or two (or a few more lately) get buy who are quick to write but who forget 
to acknowledge anything other than their spiritual presence and a mystery as 
to what lies within their messages. This becomes even more appealing with we 
see that others have responded but don't know as to what - possibly a secrete 
discussion going on:>)

It takes a little extra effort to be curteous and understanding that the 
information on this list (or any other) may be of benifit to someone in the 
future who tries to search the archives for something contained in a plain 
white wrapper.


In a message dated 9/22/1999 1:26:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time, NRoselund 

<< Starting about a week and a half ago or two seeks ago, I began getting 
postings on the list from regulars on the list that have no name, and/or no 
subject.  At the same time, the posting began arriving with headers at the 
beginning of the email rather than at the end.  
 Person, subject, and the first few words are important to me in deciding 
which of so-many emails to read.  Having to open an email, and scroll through 
the header is a time user -- I'm sorry, a few years ago I'd have been 
ecstatic to know that what we can do now on this list could be done with the 
investment of an hour or two per day instead of seconds.  Anyway, I liked it 
the way it was.  
 I checked with Shafat and he said that the list operation had not changed 
and that the problem is probably on my end -- I can't find what the problem 
is here.  Is anyone else finding or solving this kind of problem?
 Nels Roselund
 Structural Engineer >>