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Check your email program and ask yourself--is it necessary to quote an
_entire message_ including the full header, signatures, and TECHWR-L footer
To post a one-line sentence of mere support (the infamous "me too" kind
of post) in public is bad enough (these are welcome voices of support--but
they should go to the original poster privately if it's only a "me too" kind
of post) but to post something, well anything, and quote the _whole entire
message in toto_ is really too much, don't you think?
I believe people have their email programs set up to automatically quote
the entire message and don't know it. I'm thinking people don't _mean_ to
needlessly quote headers and footers--their email programs take it upon
themselves to perform this dastardly act.
Take a moment now and find out how to prevent your email program from
quoting entire messages needlessly. :) It's usually no trouble at all to
delete everything but the relevant paragraph when replying.