Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: List courtesy
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:38:34 -0600
I am sure that I am annoying to many folks. I am opionated, stubborn
and contrary. When my Scouting zeal approaches its zenith over an issue
or argument, I find myself tempted to bend the rules just a bit.
Occassionally, the rules look like a pretzel when I am finished
rationalizing my view or opinion.
With that off my chest, I would like to quote from the list welcome
- As a rule, DON'T QUOTE MESSAGES! (Quoting messages is the act of
including the text of the message you are replying to.) Many are
reading messages once per day and have just read the note you are
replying to and don't need to read it again. If you *must* quote a
previous message, please take the time to delete all the extraneous
text that does not apply.
If you have an original reply, state your reply. We all want to read
your thoughts. We do not need to re-read the thoughts, opinions or
questions of another's post. If you cannot reply without restating the
text of the original post, then I would suggest to you that your reply
is not "considered."
Although his posts are rare, Neil Lupton's messages are very good
examples. Jim Peterson's and John Marmet's posts take the prize for
brevity, clarity and responsiveness. There are others who likewise set
good posting standards for us. Let's follow the good examples set by
these men and women.
Mud Dogs 54