|Re: Trim Your Tails||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:18:28 -0700 (PDT)|
This thread has covered most of the quoting related topics but as list manager I'll add a few points: 1) Long standing policy (below) has been: "Inline_replying with minimal quoting is encouraged" but I've largely concluded that there is little hope of getting many people to comply. 2) Digest subscribers are most impacted by excessive quoting -- more than half of cohousing-L's 800 subscribers are in digest mode. 3) The FAQ's cover quoting extensively: http://l.cohousing.org/c-l-faq.htm Excerpt: What are Cohousing-L posting guidelines? o Posts should be about Cohousing ("on topic") o Observe generally accepted Netiquette. See for example Nettiquette at Wikipedia o Avoid Trivial posts. See this 1995 post COHOUSING-L POSTING GUIDELINES o Inline_replying with minimal quoting is encouraged; Top-posting (aka bottom-quoting) is discouraged tho it is the default for Microsoft and other mailers :( See also "excessive quoting" questions in "Posting policies" (next point). o Posts should follow "Posting policies" at FAQ for Justcomm mailing lists o Posters are stongly encouraged to include their location and community name in messages. Cohousing-L is hosted by Communications for Justice -- http://justcomm.org so these FAQ's also apply: http://justcomm.org/jc-faq.htm Q8:How much should I quote when replying? Q8.3:Why is excessive quoting a problem?. Q8.5:How do I delete excessive quotes? Q8.6:How can digest subscribers skip excessive quotes? By using a simple search ( for "Message:" or even "age:" without quotes ) to find the beginning of the next message. Fred, listserv manager, http://justcomm.org -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads
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