Re: Posting to this listserve - a request

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 08:55:44 MST

Lil Peck wrote:
> When posting to this list, if you please, turn off your "autoquotes," or
> trim down the quote of the post you are replying to, so that only a relevant
> line or two is quoted. You folks are so intelligent and sophisticated, that
> I am surprised that you tend to overlook that basic courtesy.

One effect I've found is that the more you cut of the prior posts from
the conversation, the more frequently you get new people jumping into
the middle of the debate with retorts which have been previously
addressed, and misconstruing the statements that were made, which
requires that people reiterate prior posts. This results actually in
higher list traffic and more bandwidth waste.

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