Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: NG etiquette
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Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 07:54:40 -0000
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> "John Popelish" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> notso wrote:
>>> Once again the term " etiquette" has arisen. Once again I am left
>>> wondering who is the authority on "etiquette" as it applies to NG's.
>>> Would the person or persons charged with the authority to develop
>>> or enforce "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 applies 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 aspect.
>> 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.
Well, I just installed http://jump.to/oe-quotefix that was mentioned in
this thread that fixes this. It sees to work.
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