OT:Re: [Samba] Re: Quoting style

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Thu May 8 15:36:15 GMT 2003

On the issue of quoting, I notice that many people prefer
that previous messages be clipped or trimmed.  I, personally
prefer a long trail of quotes.

I do not read most of the hundreds of messages I receive in
my inbox, and I'm too lazy to sort them into neat little
archives as they come in.  Reading my e-mail consists of
scanning the headers, picking out the few messages I want to
read, then deleting most everything else.

I find it useful, when opening a message I suddenly find
interesting, for whatever reason, to be able to read up on
the thread. (within reason of course.)

On Thu, 8 May 2003, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:

Uli Luckas wrote:

> Hi Kurt,
> you have been very active on the list lately and I really appreciate this.
> Still I am a little annoyed by the quoting style on the list and picked you
> as the most prominent example

I am sometimes careless and sometimes careful with quoting. I sometimes reply
directly to incoming mails in my mailbox and sometimes I reply to the
"Digest" list of Samba (and some other). Sometimes I write with my own e-Mail
program and sometimes with another one. Sometimes I need to copy and paste
the original postings from a HTTP access to (f.e)


to answer them. This may or may not go well (regarding layout). The reason for
this seeming "chaos" is that I am roaming at different locations (and don't
have an account of my own everywhere.
> Am Donnerstag, 8. Mai 2003 15:15 schrieb Kurt Pfeifle:
> --> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=samba&m=105239987112360&w=2

Specifically this example is one where I decided to leave all of the original
content in, consciously. Because here I corrected one of my own mistakes and
intended to save time to people going back for a context. (I hate to search for
context. This comes from the way I have to access newsgroups often. Going
thru the web interface doesn't easily group mails in threads. Clicking thru
threads can be very slow and time consuming. Of course, if you close web
access, everyone would be force to use mail and newsreaders -- or be out..

Anyway, my experience is that "theaimsgroup" is often not very good in
the layout of the mails, since they convert everything into their stylish

> There are a lot examples like this from different posters.

I think I "adapted" a bit to the Samba-List style, which seemed to me to
have a rather "verbose" tradition.

> So no personal
> ofense please.
> The samba list is very high volume and it would be nice if it was possible to
> quickly scan mails for interesting content.
> With only a few lines of new content burried under loads of quotes, quoted
> quotes and so on this becomes impossible.
> So please be a little sensible in what you quote and life will be a lot easier
> for all of us.
> Thanks
> Uli

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