60404Reposting - quoting text
- Mar 1, 2009Hello Ken Armstrong,
Here I quote you:
"I think the problem with extended requotes of previous messages is
people using the "reply" button to send a response."
Yes, there is no need for entire passages that might
not contribute much to these arguments. On the other
hand, editing someone's text can be tricky. One might
use only the passages that would color the original
author's ideas unfavorably. It is done all the time in political
and business arguments.
I too, have occasionally hit the "instant reply" button
and wished that I had not. Casual remarks and rants
drag on through the pages, actually weakening ones
So, if we are to edit, we should seek to be fair yet
concise. Your notes to others who are using various
email tools is very helpful. Again, I quote:
"In Mozilla Thunderbird, on the heading bar select *Tools*, then
Settings,* then *Composition and Addressing*. Under *Composition*,
Locate the the question "Automatically Quote the Previous Message in My
Reply". Uncheck the box. Done. Go back to your message. You can then
copy only what you want to quote from the message into your reply."
Thank you. I believe these forums should reflect the idea
that model railroading is fun, informative and inspiring!
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