Re: Signature Files
Gina Gestautas (NORTH@DRYCAS.BITNET)
Fri, 19 Nov 1993 15:27:00 EDT
Ben (and to others on the list),
I can totally sympathize with your space problems, but the fact is that
some mail distributing sites end up stripping critical routing info
and without the signature in the BODY of the message, they would not
know who sent the mail or know how to reply. It has been suggested
though, that signatures should be small and to the point. A guideline
I have heard is to try to make it 4 or less lines long.
I think part of what you mention is valid in a different way..
Netiquette suggests that OFF topic convos (whether flaming, welcoming
a new person, or simply sidenotes) should be sent *DIRECTLY* to the
original poster in order to save both time reading and space since this
list is archived. Let's avoid one liners like: I AGREE! and
WELCOME! It only clutters up the list.
If the total volume really is beyond the means of your access (space)
then sad to say, I would have to say that your only choice would be
to unsubscribe. (Which is a choice that I have had to make with
a few LISTSERV lists). If you have any access to NetNews, then reading
rec.scouting might satisfy your need to contribute and to learn from
Gina Gestautas, Unit Commissioner, Longhorn Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City