You ever reply to an email on these lists, not knowing that
someone else already replied pretty much in the same fashion?
I'll give them a one or two break - since they were different
Still, there is a little flogging of the lame, (if not dead),
Consider in this case however, that each of the vendor replies
did not thread under the original message... purposely, or not.
Posting to effect [the appearance of] a new message could be
nothing more than a tactic, for ensuring message visibility of their
messages over tho others which remain threaded. One would expect
that their replies would thread properly, just as is seen with other
messages even if\when the subject line had changed. However none of
those messages has a /References:/ message number, as though there
was no intention to /reply/ versus simply posting a new message.
When messages do not thread, e.g. as new vs reply, it is difficult
to effect message-thread actions like either /mark thread as read/
or /kill thread/.
These recent replies seem like a car dealership parking some of
their cars on another business's parking lot, with their "for sale"
signs prominently displayed, in order to achieve visibility at the
alternate venue. Could be both legal and strategic, but IMO would
be in poor taste. Simply put, their replies look like SPAM to me.
They need not be concerned for my opinion however, because I am not
a decision maker for any organization.