[AMRadio] How to reply to someone else's post

Van K7VS wa7fab at cdsnet.net
Thu Apr 23 17:14:24 EDT 2009

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "D. Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:48 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] How to reply to someone else's post

> 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.
> Don k4kyv
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