Simon Fowler simon at
Mon May 13 10:12:45 EST 2002

On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 11:54:49PM +0000, Simon Haddon wrote:
> These Gmane emails are starting to piss me off.  I have never filtered 
> anything from the CLUG list before but I'm about to start.  Why am I 
> getting all this crap filing my inbox and could you stop posting replies 
> with your reply at the bottom of the text.
No! Put your reply text after the part of the email you're replying
to, and trim anything you're not replying to! That's far and away
the best format for an email reply. 

If you're ignoring the content of the post, /cut it out of your
reply/! If you're responding to only part of a post, cut the rest.
If you're responding to multiple points, put your response to each
point after the relevant part of the original post. And when you're
quoting someone, provide attribution - most mtas will do this

It's not difficult, and it makes it infinitely easier to follow a
discussion. It even cuts down on wasted bandwidth.


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