At 04:58 AM 5/29/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Well, we've polled for birth order & Myers-Briggs ratings, so how about:
>How many people are sick of the guns flamewar, at least for now?
>Also, how many would like to see:
>--minimal quoting of prior messages in the aforementioned flamewar?
>--at the very least, a decrease in profanity & assertions concerning the
>moral, mental & genetic shortcomings of the opposition by both sides in
>the aforementioned flamewar?
>I'll tally the data.
Enough of the flames. I am only interested in serious discussion. Profanity and personal attacks are a sign that the writer is running out of real substance.
What is a good guideline for quoting? It seems that you need enough so that a new reader at least can see where the thread came from.