Simple editing - willingness versus competence

Subject: Simple editing - willingness versus competence
From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 15:42:35 -0500

There's been a rash, lately, of people posting the entirety of a previous
message _ including the listserv-generated administrivia _ with no slightest
attempt to edit. As if we all wanted to see the whole thing over and over...

Imagine if this list had a digest function - those recipients would be
_livid_ at having to wade through the miles of crud, just to get to the next
message in a digest.

Anyway, which is it? Unwillingness to courteously edit our posts or... that
other reason?

There used to be an essay that likened posting to the list with being in an
auditorium among 5000 of your peers, walking up to the podium and...
committing any of several gauche or thoughtless acts in front of everybody,
including potential future employers.

Kevin (using his portable soapbox today (and a bag-full of stale ellipses -
bulk pack from Costco))

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