Fwd: Re: to "tail" or not to "tail"
From: David Heimann (heimanntheworld.com)
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 20:34:16 -0800 (PST)

Hello,

I disagree with James (and Marcia), and support Fred. It isn't a question of storage for added bits, it's a question of reading all those added bits again and again, especially in digest mode (and I've had to plow through digests like this!):

Cohousing Digest
Today's messages:

1.  Long message 1
        ...
        ...
        ...
2.  Re: Long message 1
        (long reply)
        ...
        ...
        ...
        1.  Long message 1
                ...
                ...
                ...
3.  Re: Long message 1
        (another long reply)
        ...
        ...
        ...
        2.  Re: Long message 1
                (long reply)
                ...
                ...
                ...
                1.  Long message 1
                        ...
                        ...
                        ...
4.  Re: Long message 1
I agree!
        3.  Re: Long message 1
                (another long reply)
                ...
                ...
                ...
                2.  Re: Long message 1
                        (long reply)
                        ...
                        ...
                        ...
                        1.  Long message 1
                                ...
                                ...
                                ...
5.  Re: Long message 1
(etc.)


Regards,
David Heimann
JP Cohousing


Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:40:59 -0800
From: "Marcia J. Bates" <mjbates [at] ucla.edu>
Subject: [C-L]_ Fwd: Re:  to "tail" or not to "tail"
To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org
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Folks,
        I agree with James.  The storage required for the added bits
is trivial, while the loss of coherence is more significant.
                        Marcia




The desirability of brevity notwithstanding, I read every message
that comes through (not digest mode) and personally I'm having
trouble piecing together the threads of conversations since we've de-
tailed. It used to be quite clear and interesting reading the days
postings and following the threads to their conclusions. (answers
first, followed by the threaded messages in chronological order) Now
the messages seem disjointed and haphazard, not clear who is
answering what, bits & pieces of information and opinions, some
answers at the beginning, some at the end, some interspersed between
paragraphs, -in those especially its not clear who is the originator
& who is the responder.
Anyone else having the same problem?
I don't want to upset the de-tailed applecart,, but....
James

On 16-Jan-08, at 9:48 AM, Monty Berman wrote:



 Perhaps we could have posted at the top of every Digest the earlier-
 delivered mentioning of the practice of deleting not fully
 necessary "tails" in our automatic replies to messages (be it on
 this listserv or any
 of our personal messages).
 Regards, Monty Berman EcoVillage at Ithaca, NY
 (And I almost forgot to do this on this one )> From: cohousing-l-
 request [at] cohousing.org> Subject: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 48, Issue
 23> To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 03:16:07
 -0800> > Send Cohousing-L mailing list submissions to> cohousing-
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