snip extraneous quotes from your posts to the list, dammit

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Wed Sep 30 14:29:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 10:07 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > Robert L Cochran wrote:
> >> Guidelines are voluntary.
> >>
> > So is providing help on the list. Not following the guidelines is a
> > good way to limit those willing to help you.
> > 
> Too bad there isn't a guideline on sending off-topic complaints about posting 
> form, spelling, etc, etc, directly to the poster and not filling the list with 
> noise.

Well if he had you wouldn't know about it would you? I know I've done it
on occasion. There is a point to sometimes complaining publicly: keeping
all complaints private sends the implicit message that no-one has a
problem with the objectionable behaviour.


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