|[AMRadio] How to reply to someone else's post|
k4kyv at charter.net
Thu Apr 23 16:48:00 EDT 2009
Users of this reflector need to review the proper etiquette for responding
to other people's messages.
I subscribe to the digest versions of all the mail groups I participate in;
otherwise I would literally have to sort through hundreds of e-mail messages
every day. One thing that annoys me TO NO END is scrolling through the
messages and seeing the same original message repeated again and again,
sometimes dozens of times. The same would still be true if I received each
posting as a separate e-mail message, maybe even more so.
Not only is it annoying to have to download the same text over and over
again, it loads down the server with unnecessary bandwidth.
It is a very simple matter, when responding to a message, to go through and
delete everything in the original message except those lines that are
pertinent to the comments you make in your reply. Sometimes, messages are
laden not only with the complete verbatim text of the most recent reference
including all the headers and signatures, but often the full text/headers of
the preceding Re:'s and Re:Re's. It becomes difficult to sort out exactly
what the new message has to say because the text of the current posting is
well hidden between the lines of all the unnecessary repetitive garbage.
Please, when replying to someone else's posting, have a little
consideration for those who will have to sort through all the repetitive
text to find out what you just typed. If your posting includes the text of
the original message at all, go through, highlight and delete everything
that does not directly relate to your reply.
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