Re: SCOUTS-L Digest/SIG Files
Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Thu, 8 Dec 1994 08:39:08 EST
> From: "Edward J. Wurtz, J.D." <ewurtz@HORIZON.WA.COM>
> Would the posters to this list please consider not including their
> signature files (which can be quite long!) to their postings. I get
> SCOUTS-L in digest form and it just makes the perusing of the material
> that much longer with the multi-line signature files.
Personally, I often find useful information in a good signature, such
as the scouting affiliation and geographic area that are not in
the mail headers. For instance, in my sig I include an email
address that is supposed to stay valid even I change computers,
whereas the automatically generated return address may not.
Rather than asking everyone to eliminate sig files, I would encourage
everyone to review their signature and remove un-needed parts like
ASCII drawings or irrelevant quotations.
It also makes sense to be careful about including text from a
message you are replying to. If you include the original message,
then take a bit of time to edit out the included mail headers
and any text that is not needed to make it clear what your
are reacting to or answering.
Bob Haar (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Chartered Organization Representative, Troop and Pack 188
BSA, Clinton Valley Council, Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
Chippewa Lodge #29, WWW
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City