|including old postings||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Robin D. Ellison (Robin.D.EllisonDartmouth.EDU)|
|Date: Thu, 14 May 1998 08:24:41 -0500|
--- You wrote: I don't know if others of you feel this way, but I really wish people wouldn't include the message they are responding to in their postings. --- end of quote --- I'm on the digest version, so please excuse me if this has been answered before. I believe the common "netiquette" for responding to a post is to quote only the relevant part and not the whole message. This is considerate of the reader in two ways, it offers a reminder about what the conversation is about [as it may be taking place over several days], and it does not force them to reread the entire message. This is also considerate of the entire Internet community as it also does not use unnecessary bandwidth [the capacity of the net to carry all the traffic], and as the traffic on the net is at present doubling every 100 days, saving bandwidth is important. hope that is helpful Robin Ellison Hartland VT.
- Re: including old postings, (continued)
- Re: including old postings MartyR707, May 14 1998
- Re: including old postings Joe Nolan, May 14 1998
- Re: including old postings Cheryl Charis-Graves, May 14 1998
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