|Re: Trim Your Tails||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: list (listmoz.geek.nz)|
|Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:34:20 -0700 (PDT)|
> May I suggest that there are pros and cons to trimming and not trimming > "tails?" I, for one, prefer that the "tails" in a particular thread of > interrelated posts be retained. This permits one to understand the > current post in context without having to search for the post(s) John, "trimming" normally refers to removing most of the post you're replying to and leaving only enough for context. Usually you'll retain anything you're actually replying to and possibly the introduction or conclusion. The idea is to make it read naturally without making people read too much quoted text. What's being complained about is people including the entire post they're replying to, especially when that post is large. For someone receiving the digest form of the list that results in them getting a digest that consists almost entirely of repeated quotes of the same material, often with only one or two lines of new material. Which both defats the point of a digest and makes it very hard to actually find the new material. HTH Moz
- Trim your tails Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, January 22 2010
- Re: Trim Your Tails Sheila Hoffman, March 15 2011
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