Agreed, they are not. However, the one he's using can be seen by looking
at his posting info which tells me he's using is MS Outlook Express
through Road Runner in Houston. Options include a Read tab which can be
set to Expand all group messages so you can see what was said and then
replied. In MS bulletins, they suggest you set this tic on the box and in
upcoming new versions of MS browsers and ng readers, it will be a default
so anyone can see threads as they are meant to be seen by default.