[DWJ] quiet list
pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Feb 27 08:36:01 EST 2008
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Minnow wrote:
> and Paul commented:
> > I see you sent that message to three groups simultaneously.
> > Do you want to pass some time by telling who the other groups are?
> I am now totally confused
In my copy of her message, it says:
To: dwj at suberic.net, tancompanions at yahoogroups.com,
garden_of_the_moon at yahoogroups.com
(I didn't reply to any of them but this one, though.)
> : in *your headers, but not in hers, I got
> From: Paul Andinach
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] quiet list
These, I assume you know.
> User-Agent: Alpine 1.00 (DEB 882 2007-12-20)
This is the name of my email program.
> X-Discworld: Cohen the Barbarian
> X-Doctor-Who: Sylvester McCoy
> X-Red-Dwarf: CP Grogan
> X-Buffy: David Boreanaz
> X-Babylon-5: Michael O'Hare
> X-Files: The obvious punchline
Any message header beginning with "X-" is a custom header set up by
the individual sender, with no inherent meaning.
In this case, it's a bunch of nonsense I stuck into my default message
setup on a whim when I was a freshman, and never bothered to take out
again. As far as I can recall, you're the first person ever to have
commented on its existence.
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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