Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: List courtesy
Re: List courtesy
Tue, 21 Dec 1971 21:59:48 -0500
On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Ed Thompson wrote:
> At 08:38 AM 12/21/99 -0600, Dave Beaver quoted part of the list "welcome
> >message" and noted "If you cannot reply without restating the
> I can't agree. While the list instructions may be correct that "MANY
It is quite baffling on an unthreaded reader to get a message with NO
quoted material. It is particularly pointless when the subject is a
popular one with a great many angles and facets.
For instance, imagine the preceding paragraph without the two quotes. (g)
Granted, large chunks of quote aren't good for a variety of reasons, but
a couple lines which hi-light whatever it is you're agreeing/disagreeing
with is helpful.