*Please* cut and paste!
- To all and sundry (ykwya):
Please, when you respond to a message, cut and paste
the relevant text rather than just hitting Reply.
Those of us who read the list in digest mode end up
getting a digest that includes an entire previous
digest, and having to scroll through two or three or
seven messages that we've read already -- twice or
more times if more than one person does it. It
makes for very large digests and a lot of wasted time.
I don't know about your mailer, but in mine (Mac OS X
Mail) if I select a block of text in a message and hit
Reply, I get a reply message whose text is what I
selected, at one quote level. (Another annoyance
about the full-digest includes I'm getting is that
they have no quote level at all, which makes them
very difficult to distinguish from the new text.
Please help out slow readers like me, and use
cut-and-paste and quote levels ("Paste as
quotation" works, too).
Relativity: A grook with no reference whatever to the two-party system
To wear a shirt that's relatively clean,
You needn't ever launder off the dirt
If you possess two shirts to choose between
and always change into the cleaner shirt.
-- Piet Hein