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ADMIN: Trim posts and use a topic [Ken Payne ]



Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 12:22:35 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Trim posts and use a topic

A common email list courtesy is trimming lenghty posts (go to CNet to
find FAQs about this in the How-To section). When replying to a long
post, please trim the original so that only the portions that are
relavent to your reply are left. Lenghty posts only serve to create
more digests, increases the load on the server and in the long run
costs me money because it increases the drive space requirements
needed for the archives. And last, but certainly not least, we don't
need to see the same post 50 times in all the replies. Who really
needs to reply to 50 lines with a "me too"?

Many lists have policies against untrimmed replies to long posts,
we don't. Please police yourselves.

Second, if you are replying to a message in a digest, please take the
2-3 seconds of time required to put a topic in the subject. A subject
line similar to "Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #44" doesn't give a clue as
to what's in it. You're not helping yourself either as many people
simply skip over these posts. If this continues to be a common
occurrance I'll set up our filters to reject any post with an
"Re: fordtrucks...." subject.

Sorry if this comes as a surprize. As we approach 2000 members I
need to streamline the administration process. I try to read as many
messages as possible so I know what's going on in the lists, long
replies and no topics just make it harder.

Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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