piclist thread ordering
Mike Werner email (remove spam text)
On Sun, Apr 30, 2000 at 05:39:11PM -0600, Dan Michaels wrote:
> Well, I know about timezones and datelines and clock settings
> [mine is correct, BTW], but if you look at the following list
> you'll see that somehow Paul Webster got his sunday posting into
> the list above my own thursday posting, etc/etc.
> And, I realize rank and education does have its privileges [and
> that matters of privilege are taken *very* seriously troughout
> the former British empire - and not that I am complaining about
> this state of affairs], but still I was just wondering.
> Maybe it's just *my* postings that are out of line [karma?].
Nope. What you are seeing is the effect of "threading".
Unfortunately, the way the archive presents its lists, the
threads are not very clear. However, perhaps I can make it
clear through the following:
[WARNING - view this with a fixed-width font, or it probably ]
[ won't make the least bit of sense. ]
2706 04/27 WF (0.8K) [PICLIST] [OT] TRANSPUTERS
2707 04/27 M. Adam Davis (1.2K) |->
2708 04/27 WF (1.5K) | |->
2709 04/27 Dan Michaels (0.7K) |*>
2710 04/27 M. Adam Davis (0.2K) | |->
2711 04/27 WF (0.9K) | |->
2712 04/27 Wagner Lipnhars (1.8K) |->
2713 04/28 WF (2.8K) | |->
2714 04/28 M. Adam Davis (0.3K) | |->
| | |
2715 04/28 WF (0.5K) | | |->
2716 04/30 Paul B. Webster (0.4K) | |->
2717 04/28 Dan Michaels (0.5K) |*>
2718 04/28 WF (0.8K) | |->
2719 04/28 Alan B Pearce (0.2K) |*>
2720 04/28 Dan Michaels (0.7K) |*>
2721 05/01 Lance Allen (0.6K) | |->Re: [PICLIST] [OT] PIC names..wasTRANSPUTERS
2722 04/30 Dan Michaels (0.5K) | |*>
2723 04/28 Dipperstein, Mi (3.5K) |*>
2724 04/28 Alan B Pearce (0.1K) |*>
2725 04/28 Dan Michaels (1.2K) |*>
What I've done here is (try to, anyway) reproduce the way that
the thread goes together. When a threading mail client sorts
out a batch of messages by thread it will look not only at what
the message's time stamp is, it will also look at what message, if
any, it is *replying* to. Some email programs show this in a
graphical format - the one I use does. And what I tried to
reproduce here is an ASCII art picture of the way that the
thread runs. This is actually nothing more than a slightly
modified copy-and-paste out of the email client that I use.
And so, as you can see the reason that Paul Webster's message
came before yours was simply the result of the threading, and
not anything mysterious or karmic.
Mike Werner KA8YSD | "Where do you want to go today?"
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