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'[OT] was Counterfeit Sony NimH batteries ???'
James Newton, Host
embedinc.com (Olin Lathrop) says: olin_piclist
> Folks, when you change a topic from EE to OT, make sure to
> delete the [EE]. Apparently the new server scans the entire
> subject string and routes the message to ALL tags it finds.
> I am getting these messages and have OT disabled.
Olin is correct and it has ALWAYS been this way. Topic tags filter posts IN
to a topic NOT OUT. Also the topics are set up in order from less to more
specific. As a result, it makes no sense to have two topic tags on one post.
A post can not be both EE and OT at the same time. If it has items of
interest to EE's it is EE and not OT.
James Newton: PICList.com webmaster, former Admin #3
piclist.com 1-619-652-0593 phone jamesnewton
> Olin is correct and it has ALWAYS been this way. Topic tags filter posts
> to a topic NOT OUT. Also the topics are set up in order from less to more
> specific. As a result, it makes no sense to have two topic tags on one
> A post can not be both EE and OT at the same time. If it has items of
> interest to EE's it is EE and not OT.
I was not at all doubting what Olin said as he was citing what he had just
experienced with the new software. And you also may be correct, but if so,
prior comments on how the old system worked were incorrect. I recall clearly
(which doesn't mean it happened or that it's true ;-) ) people saying on
several occasions that the system made decisions on the FIRST tag only and
that multiple tags didn't work.
My specific suggestion was that the dual tag nature of the present system
could be used to advantage when changing between tags.
A tag on [EE] such as this one was, may have morphed into several parallel
threads, as often enough happens, and someone may have decided that one of
these threads should be taken to [OT]. If they do this without announcing it
on EE a non-OT subscriber who is interested in the morphed thread may not
realise that the thread has continued. Also, mail systems that sort nicely
by thread may cause a person to lose track of a change. Being able to post
one message on 2 threads at once allows notice of transition. That is what I
did and you MAY have demonstrated that the system works by correctly
removing the extraneous tags. I say MAY as I'm not 100% sure you were
commenting on my post as there was no earlier material attached to check.
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