Some broken forum or email client software have the nasty habit of prepending “Re:” to the subject field of messages that are intended as a response to previous ones, without checking whether this prefix is already in place, which is the case when you are replying to another user’s response to the thread.
If you have one of those broken messaging clients, replace it. If you are using one of those broken forum boards, you have two options:
- The user option: fix your subject field by hand and bug the administrator about it, whom I encourage to take:
- The admin option: check whether there’s a fix for the software you run in your site; bug the developers to release a patch fixing this behavior, or (in the worst case) switch to a better solution.
You can avoid making yourself look like an idiot if you follow these few simple steps! Please! No-one wants to read a message with a title full of ReReReReReRes, or visit a site filled with such posts! It’s up to you to save the Internet from this horrendous disease!