• Subject: Re: Replying to the list.
  • From: "Dan Bale" <dbale@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 11:29:19 -0400



Rick,

Thanks for speaking out on this!  It's been a peeve of mine as well.  However,
it's a double-edged sword; if everyone obeys the list guidelines, we might only
get the digest two or three times per week, since the digest gets sent once the
digest reaches a set byte-size (40k?).  Choose your poison, less timely digests
with more concise replies, or more timely digests with all the junk you despise.
For me, a tough choice.  Maybe if we could get the digest to be sent every hour
or two, regardless of size (unless empty like in the wee hours)?

However, here are some pertinent guidelines that everyone on this list receives
every month:

>> When quoting messages, do not quote the entire message.  Just
>> quote the parts that are needed to make the appropriate references.

>> Please do not use HTML to format messages ... not everyone has a
>> HTML enabled message reader and the extra text can (and does)
>> cause some mail readers to truncate messages.

To expand on the first one, please make sure you cut off the MIDRANGE-L trailer
at the end of your replies.

- Dan Bale

Richard Baird wrote:

.. I would like to respectfully ask that when you reply to a
message, you cut out all but pertinent parts of the original post, ...





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