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From: "Muriel M. Davidson" <>
Subject: Re: [ONT] Re: From the Grouch! -- Making Subject Lines Relevant
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 12:07:48 -0400


Good Morning Jean:-
Add to SUBJECT LINES the need of a name!!!
Some writers want information, but do not sign their name, and
their e-mail address gives no indication of a Mr./Mrs./Miss ????
I write to one friend whose email address is <misskitty@ -------.
Muriel M. Davidson <>
Brampton, Ontario

jeanpayton wrote:

> I have to agree with the Grouch about relevant Subject Lines. I don't
> understand why it is so hard to put the info a person is looking for in the
> Subjcet line. It is so much easier to read and or delete if it doesn't
> interest the other list memebers. When I first started on the lists I had
> signed up for the Quebec List and it took me several tries before getting
> the Subject line correct before I could even get onto the list. I think the
> Subject line for our surnames should look like this and it also should be
> listed in the body of the message like this:
>
> BUTTERFIELD, Benjamin; 1610-1688; Halifax, Yorkshire, ENG>USA>MA
>
> This gives me all of the pertintent info this person is looking for the man
> above, the time frame and where he came from, where he went, and the state
> he died in. Is this so hard to do? I think not. But is is a lot easier to
> delete if I am not interested in this name or subject. It also gives the
> person who is trying to get info on this person a better chance of getting a
> response from the list because he/she has listed the surname in the Subjcet
> line than if he/she just put the word INTERESTS in the subject line. This
> word doesn't tell me a thing, and I just delete it wothout reading. I much
> prefer to read the messages in the hopes that I might find some info that
> pertains to me.
>
> So why is it that we cannot post in the Subject line who or what we are
> asking for or looking for when it saves so much time in the long run? What
> is the solution? I have tried to inform new listers on how they should do
> this but I don't seem to make much headway.
> Jean Payton
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Austin" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 7:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [ONT] Re: From the Grouch! -- Making Subject Lines Relevant
>
> > Hello to All,
> > I am on several mail lists and good subjects lines are very helpful.
> > I appreciate those the use good ones.
> > Bob
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Gordon:
> > >
> > > Chill Out Gordon.....At least my message that tells you nothing is
> shorter
> > > than your message that tells you nothing......<grin>
> > >
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