Re: Frustration about list traffic

Subject: Re: Frustration about list traffic
From: Kent Newton <KentN -at- METRIX-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 12:19:00 PST

On Friday, February 09, 1996 3:58 PM, TECHWR-L wrote:
>I think a lot of the frustration Eric and others feel about marginally
>relevant traffic on this list results from the lengths of postings.
>postings, regardless of subject, rarely annoy me.

>I get nervous when a posting that I'm preparing starts getting down into
>lower half of the screen (including quoted material). When I'm reading
>someone else's post, I almost always hit the delete key after the first
>10-15 lines, no matter how interesting it looks.

>I figure that if it's not worth your time to boil it down to its
>it's not worth my time to read it. ...RM

>Richard Mateosian President, Berkeley
>Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE

Unfortunately, not all topics can be discussed (even when boiled down) in
less that 10 to 15 lines. It would help, however, if original posts were
edited for brevity.

Kent Newton
Senior Technical Writer
Metrix, Inc.
kentn -at- metrix-inc -dot- com

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