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Brian Sherrod ars.w5ami at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 13:07:35 EDT 2006

On 6/5/06, Todd, KA1KAQ <ka1kaq at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had a lengthy back and forth with Paul on this and tried to explain
> what Geoff and others have said here. I do agree with Paul's premise
> that we're all capable of keeping up and reading between the lines,
> and in most cases I'm sure that is sufficient.

The main thing that really miffs me is when someone posts a long list
of things for sale and someone responds back to the list wanting to
buy a certain item and also includes the entire long list of things
for sale.  While on that subject; I would like to ask that from this
point on, all sellers include at the top of their list for potential
buyers to reply _directly_ to them only.  I don't mind people posting
items for sale, as it's a good way for us to get first notice to good
ol' vintage stuff before it goes to ePay.

Regarding the inclusion of discussion text from a previous poster, I
say include (if need be) the previous posters comments in regard to
your response only.  If you have a response to several comments made
by the previous poster then use the "top posting" method, cascading
through the original text much like Geoff/OMR has done in recent

Everyone who has replied to this thread has a valid point, and we just
need to use common sense on how we make our replies.  Back in the old
days, you would have been scolded about including too much original
text due to bandwidth over the net.  Still a valid point, but not near
as critical an issue nowadays.

We have a great group here, and I know we (me included) all screw up
from time to time, but I see far less "screw-ups" here than I do on
all the other lists and forums I belong to.

You can't help but love the AMRadio list!

Brian / w5ami

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