RE: [Authentic_SCA] Digest Number 2748 / Trimming posts
- Certainly! This is a "trimmed post". Otherwise, I would have just responded
and included the entire body of the Digest which would have added about 500
lines of text that we ALL have already read.
The point is to give your response a context, which helps readers make sense
of it. This is done adequately by including ONLY the specific message to
which you are replying. Even better, only that PART of the message to which
you are responding. No one wants to read reruns all day in hopes that they
will find something new.
Wm of Glencoe
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Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 20:50:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Bre'nain / Noble <noble@...>
Subject: Re: Please trim posts
Mark.... Some, or perhaps many, people are not well versed in computer
geekdom. Would you show, tell, explain, demonstrate... how to 'trim'
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and
[Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Humanist and Theologian (1524-1583)]
--- "Mark Bush (personal account)" <markbush@...> wrote:
From: "Mark Bush (personal account)" <markbush@...>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 20:26:07 -0500
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Please trim posts
In the last Digest, there were 6 messages. At the bottom of the 5th message
the entire previous Digest was included, all 25 messages of it.
Granted this is a pet peeve of mine so I may respond with a little more
vigor that most, but PLEASE, trim your posts. It is a royal pain to have to
pore through old news to find something new. And besides, .. It is nothing
more then basic courtesy to those of us on Digest.
William of Glencoe
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