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Improvments

Having just sent a PM to a correspondent. I notice the "Subject" box can no longer be left blank.

Why?

Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Improvments

That's good isn't it? As it will give context to the message and make finding it later easier assuming of course that the subject line matches the message body!

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Re: Improvments

Uhmm!! I've managed to survive for the last nine years without heading my PM's, with no problems whatsoever. (and the vast majority sent to me didn't have them either, not caused a problem for me)

I headed the one I've just sent "It seems this box can no longer be left blank"

Should make it easy to find when the times comes I suppose.

In my Thunderbird email, I'm given the choice to send with or without a header.

Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Improvments

I find it really annoying when people send me PMs without a subject. So good job as is.
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@petlew - And I have no doubt you could survive another 9 without it. I guess it's a matter of taste but for me like @Anotherone I find it annoying to say the least and more so in emails, so much so that I have a filter to send anything without a subject to the bit bucket.

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Re: Improvments

I think its possible we are at cross purposes here. There's a deal of difference between emails to companies or of other importance, and, a "personal" message between friends, where knowing who its from frequently doesn't need a subject to identify it.

Of course, if I send emails where an identification of subject is important, of course I use them where required. I just found it odd that PN forum PM's are now required (without the choice) to have a header, and won't send without one.

Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Improvments

Hmmm, an interesting point of view.

 

It's never crossed my mind to send any communication without a subject line. Will PN PMs accept a space or a dash?

 

Anyway, more importantly, are you ready for the new outdoor bowls season? We had a terrific thunderstorm last night, so I'm hoping the green will be OK tomorrow.

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Re: Improvments

No crossed purposes at all, I know you are referring to Plusnet's PMs, as was I, but I still feel that sending any message without some form of context is wrong. Don't get me wrong, I have done it in the past but to be honest I'm glad I can't do it again.

My point about my email filter was really, if you (the sender) can't be bothered typing a subject line I'm not going to bother reading it. Some may consider this petty, but in this day and age an email without a subject line rings bells in my head regardless of who is sending it. It may well come from an account of someone I know, but that does not mean they sent it.

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Re: Improvments

Given the raft of real issues around here, this does not have a lot of merit.  What's the issue with needing to enter a title for the message - if you can't think of anything relevant, why not just type "Hello"?

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Re: Improvments

No real cross-purposes here either. PMs were referred to, and Mook extended it to e-mails and I agree with him for both. Just put a . or a - in the subject box if you don't want to put in a subject/title !