From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain alphyra.ie)
Date: Tue 09 Jul 2002 - 13:49:02 IST
please maintain /all/ the context lines for text which is quoted.
On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Fergal Moran wrote:
> Jeez - I hate to jump into these arguments but..
> > 1. I have no choice in the mail client I use.... tough.
> Fair enough - but you do have a choice in the way that you quote.
> > 2. I am trying to get the damned software to work... my
> > ad-hoc approach to facets of sysadmin ... which I am not
> This is completely up to yourself - if you are willing to accept the consequences - then have as much fun as you can is my view.
> > I quote the way that I do, but unless you have a polite
> > constructive suggestion for me... which in the free world I'm
> > not required to adhere to as you aren't my mother nor my
> > father and even if you were I still wouldn't adhere to
> > arbitrarly imposed pedantic egomaniacial constraints on
> They actually aren't arbitrarily imposed pedantic egomaniacal constraints. It is a particular style that most mailing list etiquette guides will encourage you to use - and for good reason. If someone was not reading the initial few posts in a thread, a good quoting style makes it easy for them to get the flavour of the thread from the response, rather than having to go back and find the initial messages.
> Colm is not pointing this out to you to be egomaniacal or pedantic. He is the list master and as such he will be the one to point these things out - and a bloody good job of doing it he does to.
> My 2ˆ
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