Re: Humble Request: Please Omit Original Emails from Your Response

Subject: Re: Humble Request: Please Omit Original Emails from Your Response
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "David K. Rathbun" <drathbun -at- linguateq -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 09:47:19 -0700 (PDT)

> My request is this: can you make sure that when you reply to a
> given thread, that you exclude the previous emails in the
> thread from your response?
> Or is that inappropriate for those of you who get the individual
> emails? I

yes, it is. In Digest, they are grouped so you DO have all previous
context. However, with individual, they come in scattered, sometimes
out of order, and in my case, mixed in with 3 other high volume lists
and personal emails (yes, I know about filtering). Without the
context of the message that is being replied to, I won't know what
the message is refering to.

I try to keep it relevant. Sometimes I condense the line breaks so
the maximum number of words fit on a line, sometimes I copy pieces
out oif the message and place them in a different place to be
answered more clearly. However, to remove context and to receive a
message that in the body says without the question.


Only Times Roman 12 point and only on Wednesday evening.


does not do much to help communication

I agree that the sig stuff and footer stuff should be trimmed, but
keeping some or all of the previous message (depending on how complex
the message is) is necessary. Besides, the list software won't allow
more than 20 or 30 line chunks as it is.

John Posada
Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com

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