If the original wide-audience subject reads something like:
Project XYZ Status Update: Things are looking bad
I'd like to omit certain members of this chain but I still don't want the reader to lose his context if I created a new email thread unrelated to the subject. (We use Outlook w/Conversation View as a default)
My approach is to simply omit members that don't need to see this and I can simply re-word the email-subject as
Side Conversation : Re: Project XYZ Status Update: Things are looking bad
I'd also mention the audience members who were omitted (and why if necessary).
This retains the context and when people reply on the main thread, we don't accidentally drop the originally intended wide-audience.
Is this acceptable or is there an obvious or better way to go about solving this problem?