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maybe it's the weather
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What is up with this weather, anyway? Saturday it was 70°F, and now it's 18°F, with expected highs in the 30s. Sheesh

I just got really cheesed off on one of my lists.

One member (A) posted a request that people trim the quoted material in their replies.

Another member (T) posted that they'd try to remember, but since they don't use Digest, it doesn't bother them. And wouldn't A be better off if she would just sort her mail using filters and not use the digest option.

sigh.

I really thought about just posting this reply in my journal and not sending it to the list, but this sort of thing really cheeses me off, and I couldn't be that restrained.


Date: Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:40 am
Subject: [TNPoly] quoting habits


> Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 14:26:23 -0500
> From: T

> I'll try when I think of it, but as I don't get digests, I don't have a
> problem just reading the top part of the message.

"I'll try to be polite, but this doesn't bother me, I'm not likely to
remember."

This is the way your statement came across to me.

Please do try. A is not the only person who is annoyed by this. On
lists that I run, and many other lists that I read, this is a rule, rather
than a suggestion. And considered my most "old-timers" to be basic
politeness.

> Have you tried using mail rules to sort your messages into folders
> instead
> of daily digests?

I personally do use filters AND subscribe in digest form. I don't always
read list mail, when real life demands more of my time, and *in digest
form* I've got over a hundred letters in some of those folders.

Call me a curmudgeon, but I think very little of your feeble attempt to
defend sloppy mail habits.

There are actually *gasp* people who still read mail in dial-up, at least
when they are travelling, and are actually impacted by all that extra crap.

Do try, then.

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*K'SCHMACK!* goes minikin's scathing reply into the face of at least one idiot.net! I enjoyed reading this. You get a gold star! :-)

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