It is entirely possible that I am in the minority and that no one else is bothered by it. I don't have a problem following threads - I did in the beginning - but I sure like your method better of addressing it to the person.
I dunno - it just seems like a lot of fodder for a response. ML had this habit of copy/pasting THE ENTIRE message that someone wrote just above his. I just don't get it - but I'll totally shut my trap and dig that other people find that method helpful.
I owe you an email and to dust off my forum and get it going - now that my stuff has slowed that's next on my list!!