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thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Sun Mar 13 12:36:20 UTC 2011
I agree with Frank, I hate unecessary full quotes.
On 13.03.2011 03:43, Lex Trotman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to add a couple of points to Franks excellent comments
> On 13 March 2011 05:18, Frank Lanitz<frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Please give me the chance to point to the world famous usenet quoting
>> howto at http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html
>> We are here at an mailing list, but most of the rules apply here also.
> This howto is very worthwhile, but one of the problems with this, and
> many other lists, is that many people don't read the whole thread, so
> if you cut all the old content out you are forcing them to reply
> without all the background. Of course leaving all the content in
> makes the mailing much larger and its harder to find the new content.
> To combat this learn to use your mailers quoted text hiding features,
> and if it doesn't have them, switch to one that does.
That assumes that I read all through the full quotes. That's of course
not the case because I would be reading the same stuff a dozen times. I
try to ignore them (reading only the actual bits that people are
replying to), but that means I painfully need to search for new content.
IMO it's up to the reader to make sure he's got all background.
Your mails are particularly hard to read, sorry Lex.
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