Re: META: Gentlefolk, please maintain include trimming discipline

John Clark (
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 01:18:02 -0500

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>most of the worst offenders [long boring redundant quotations] seem to be
>using Microsoft software

That's no excuse, I use Microsoft software and I don't include a full page of quoted material for every line of original comment. I hate to scroll through garbage and have started to get into the habit of just deleting a message if I see nothing but quotations of quotations of quotations in the first page. I wish people had to type in all quotations manually, then they'd have to really think about what they were including and if it was necessary. I've thought about mentioning the worst offenders by name but everybody knows who they are, and sadly not all are recent members.

John K Clark
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