Thread Subject: Re: Please do not top post
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Wed, Oct 18 2006 12:10 PM
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On 10/18/06, Bailey Bruce wrote:
> The preferred technique is to just
> quote the sentiment you are responding to, or to delete the previous
> message and ensure your response provides sufficient context to stand on
> its own.
Yep, something like this - only the relevant portions are quoted, with
the quoted portion above my response.
> The request was also made to be mindful of the subject line, not
> changing it unnecessarily, but do change it when necessary.
Threading for the archives is determined entirely by the subject line,
so this is very important.
> If people precede their signatures with dash dash space return, the
> listserv software will also automatically strip signatures.
Regardless of this, it is still advisable to use a relatively succint
e-mail signature for the lists.
If there are any other recommendations for making the lists, the list
archives, or the wiki better, please let me know.