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I hate it when people delete everything so that there is not any
context to their post. Brian is in charge of the archive on
another list so that does influence his opinion. Making someone
Else's job easier is not as important as understanding the
On 9/3/2019 9:26 AM, Glenn / Lenny
It really annoys me when someone
replies and they don't have their eMail program set to leave
the message they are replying to.
This happens when I text a cell
phone by eMail and they reply because text to eMail does not
leave the message they are replying to.
But on the other hand, I need to
get better at not being lazy and trimming out everything but
the message I'm replying to.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September
03, 2019 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: top posting
(was re: MalwareBytes Adware Tool
On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 12:02 PM, JM Casey wrote:
*do* include that message you are replying to,
though, so that we can all see it. Many of us don't store old
messages from these lists for longer than a day.
Well, we'll have to disagree on this. The custom here is top
posting, for the most part, leaving a trail of quotation
multiple days deep afterward, which makes it insane when someone
is trying to search the archive for original content.
If only the single message or message segment were included, I'd
definitely say go for it, but that's not going to happen.
Anyone who's been following a topic through its lifespan is
likely to know what's being replied to if it's an immediately
previous message, anyway. I'd love to see people delete all
content except that which is being retained for context, like my
top quote of one line from your message or the interspersed
reply method you mention. It's an easy matter when you hit the
Reply button to do a CTRL+A followed by delete to remove all
extraneous content not necessary for context preservation, but
that's not going to happen, either.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362
Many of the insights of
the saint stem from his experience as a sinner.
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