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Subject: Re: NG etiquette
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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 04:51:49 GMT
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"John Popelish" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> notso wrote:
> > Once again the term " etiquette" has arisen. Once again I am left
> > who is the authority on "etiquette" as it applies to NG's.
> > Would the person or persons charged with the authority to develop or
> > "proper" NG etiquette please identify yourselves.
> > Actually, if you can point me in the direction of a person or persons
> > charged with the authority to develop and/or enforce etiquette as it
> > to any topic, I would be pleased.
> The etiquette is enforced in the long run, only by people quietly
> ignoring you if you show contempt for the time and effort of others.
> Usenet is a means of communication. Anything that improves
> communication is valued by the people who use it, and top posting is
> just bad for communication. So is quoting pages of text, just to make
> a one line comment or to reply to a single point in the quoted text.
> Remember that all these posts are archived on Google after they
> disappear from your server in a day or two, so anyone who needs to
> review the conversation can do so, easily. Anyone who has been
> following the conversation just needs a few lines to remind them who
> you are talking to, and what they posted that prompted a response
> (with clear indication that you have clipped the text, if it might be
> confusing... I use (snip), some use scissors %< ), *before* they read
> your reply. Remember that your reply may well generate other replies,
> so keeping the bits in order and maintaining the attributions of who
> said what, helps it all to keep making sense. I also clip all
> signatures and sigs, since the attributions at the top cover this
> If you don't care a bit about how hard you make others work to figure
> out who and exactly what you are replying to, expect your audience to
> shrink drastically and people to remember that you have been a waste
> of their time.
> John Popelish
One problem is OE, which automatically puts your sig on top, and sometimes I
forget to cut and paste my answer. This doesn't mean I do it on purpose.
electronic hardware designer