This is the first time I have heard of threads being anything but
meesages with a common subject line.
None of the e-mail readers I have used sort the messages except by
date (or subject or sender, depending on my own choice). Which means
that changing a subject line is, as far as I can tell the same thing as
starting a new thread, the "was : " convention being a possible way of
connecting up with what had gone before.
> Anyway, in no way should anyone be distracted from posting to
by technical or bureaucratic issues ;)