Re: Reposting - please refrain from quoting text in response to msg #60330
- Thank you for the explanation.
Since I have elected to not receive individual posts... I missed the
original postings with the political content.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Glen Chenier" <glen@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Alex" <butasama@> wrote:
> Note that the original reply posts have been deleted. The repost
> recreate the deleted reply WITHOUT the quoted content. This is the
> only way to edit out quoted material that some members find
> The alternative is to delete the reply post entirely without
> which is not fair to those who are making genuine contributions in
> their replies.
> There are others, not just myself, who do not appreciate political
> content and do find it offensive. When complaints are made it is
> duty as a moderator to act. My decision was to delete the
> post and delete the offensive post text that was quoted in
> replies without deleting the main content of the replies. Not easy
> do within the limitations of yahoo, thus the repostings.
- Just one question... if all prior material is deleted from a post, how
does one maintain context? I find quoted text to be useful; it's hard
enough keeping track of multiple disjointed conversations in a non-
threaded format. Then along comes an oddball remark, and I'm sitting
here scratching my head wondering what the heck this person is carrying
- On Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:59:17 -0000
"David K. Smith" <david@...> wrote:
> Just one question... if all prior material is deleted from a post, howThe request as I read it was not to stop quoting material, but to stop
> does one maintain context? I find quoted text to be useful;
sending messages that looked like
Me too !
> [500 lines of quoted material]
2009/3/1 Alan Cox <alan@...>:
> On Sun, 01 Mar 2009 15:59:17 -0000I agree with that provided that the quoted text is relevant.
> "David K. Smith" <david@...> wrote:
>> Just one question... if all prior material is deleted from a post, how
>> does one maintain context? I find quoted text to be useful;
Continuity of messages, BTW, is IIRC maintained in the headers that
one does not usually see.
> The request as I read it was not to stop quoting material, but to stopPrecisely (except that the example I gave earlier was even worse with
> sending messages that looked like
> Me too !
>> [500 lines of quoted material]
over 600 lines of mostly irrelevant text).
Best wishes to all,