From: DCHAS Membership Chair <membership**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] The importance of retitling posts when the conversation changes (Was: Lab Design)
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:03:07 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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>Harkening back to the earliest days of the web (Usenet news groups) and mailing lists since, the standard protocol/etiquette when a post in a discussion thread diverges from the original title is to retitle it.

Another old style netiquette consideration that I only occasionally take action on is pruning away excess messages in the replies that are sent to the list. This week I edited down two or three messages to avoid having 8 or 9 levels of previous messages from the thread in that e-mail. One reason I did this is that if the daily DIGEST for the list gets too long, a "Special Edition" gets issued, which can make it very confusing to readers of the DIGEST.

Unfortunately, many e-mail clients can make it difficult to identify everything that you're sending to the list (for example, many people have hidden graphic attachments in their e-mail signatures which can block message distribution to the list as well).

I appreciate everyone's contributions to the list, but if you can find a way to make them more reader-friendly, everyone will benefit.

As always, Thanks for your interest in Chemical Health and Safety!

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO

Membership chair
American Chemical Society
Division of Chemical Health and Safety

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