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Subject:Re: How one fellow sees us From:"Race, Paul" <pdr -at- CCSPO -dot- DAYTONOH -dot- NCR -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 9 Oct 1994 12:24:00 EST
>karenk -at- netcom -dot- com writes:
>>>I'm not at all sure about quoting the entire message
>>>in a response. On the other hand, if that's part of an
>>>ongoing conversation, I suppose it could be construed as
>>>fair use. This strikes me as very different in intent
>>>(though also poor manners, of course) because it's in
>>>the same forum.
laughton%alloy -dot- bitnet -at- pucc -dot- princeton -dot- edu replies:
>Quoting messages in their entirety in a reply may not
>violate copywrite law, but, in my opninion, this
>violates the most basic laws of on-line decency. If
>I had a nickel for every message I've read where I have
>to page through 2 or 3 or 4 (or more <gak!>) screens of
>original quotes to get to "I agree!" or "No, I don't think
>so", I could buy the internet and implement a net-wide
>filter that would block _ANY_ message with more than two
>or three sentences of quote-back. Sometimes people get
>so caught up in quoting the message they're replying to,
>they even forget to add their reply at the end!!!