[Novalug] Re: OT: nit-picking
kenf at speakeasy.net
Thu Feb 15 09:31:55 EST 2007
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, Alan McConnell wrote:
On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 08:28:05AM -0500, Kevin Cole wrote:
> gregory pryzby wrote:
> > Top-posting while I don't like it, is an required at times. When I
> > use my treo mail or some web interfaces, it does NOT quote properly
> > and my non-top posting is a mess. you have no idea who said what.
Let's put into the mix that some of us -- I plead guilty --
have no hesitation in revising and extending the Subject,
so that "threading" can become discombobulated.
(Is not E-mail properly like a conversation? can one make rules? can
one enforce said rules? Perhaps we should all read Castiglione or
Lord Chesterfield, thus developing exquisite conversational manners?
The comfort is: the inverse of Gresham's Law obtains. More attention
will be paid to the person who E-mails with consideration and thought)
And indenting the new material, as opposed to the quoted material from
the previous message makes things much much harder to read.
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