[buug] mail threading [Was: Iceweasel / Firefox]
pewterbot9 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 01:49:58 PDT 2009
On 10/2/09, Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:
> What email client ("mail user agent") do you use? Your posts
> consistently break threads.
I only post with enough quote for reference to a particular
thread...that, plus the original subject title preceded with "Re:"
should suffice. I learned many years ago, that netiquette requires
that one *not* repost the entirety of a message to which one responds.
Used to be, if one did not break that bad habit, the list manager
would bounce it back to you, and request you follow proper
netiquette.,,then try again.
Don't know why things have changed for the worst, among wizards...as
they should know better. Nowadays, even lists of longterm netizens are
constantly redundant and ridiculously lengthy messages, where brevity
in quotes is no longer the rule.
I was planning to bring this up, and ask why we now have a sea of type
in so many posts...which are only repeating previous messages over and
over again. Makes it very difficult and annoying to filter out older
statements, that one may find the current remark(s).
Had I created such redundantly-threaded posts on lists of old, I would
have been bannedd until I learned to respect email etiquette. Ironic
that, when I first began participating in email lists, I got burned
for not truncating the message of my reply into a brief quote...and
now, I'm getting burned for just the opposite.
If this is not what you mean, I have no idea then. Otherwise, I'm glad
you inspired me to bring this up. Don't expect me to change my ways.
AFAIK, this rule of netiquette hasn't changed one iota. See:
Know What to Quote in Email Replies
How to Quote Original Messages Properly in Replies
Rather voluminous descriptions. Wouldn't it be friendlier to specify
which portion of this page relatest to your point at hand, rather than
just claim I'll find some "hint" in there?
Think Google's kewl? Think again:
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