ADMIN: Quoted text in replies

Subject: ADMIN: Quoted text in replies
From: Art Elser <aelser -at- USWEST -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 07:00:26 -0600

<Using my deepest Eric Ray voice> Hey Gang,

Could you please use a bit of judgment when replying to techwr-l
messages and <snip> MOST of the quoted material. Replies that consist of
three or four lines of new material and 50 or 60 lines of 16 quoted
replies just aren't useful and eat up bandwidth. I get the digest, and
this morning's digest has 88 messages with 4390 lines of text.

I'm not going to take the time to count them, but I'll bet 1/3 of those
lines are quoted material. How about using a bit of minimalist judgment?
Quote the appropriate part of the message you are replying to and <snip>
the rest. Do your part to contain written diarrhia--er . . . verbal

Art Elser
Technical Editor, U S WEST
aelser -at- uswest -dot- com

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