[OT] Trim your posts!

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At the risk of upsetting a few people...

Trim your posts!

There is no need for a complete history of every bit of text in 14
previous posts including "On such date somebody wrote" headers, everyone
respondent's signature, and every listserv trailer.

I realize many of you use smartphones and tablets and Googlegroups, and
direct experience has shown that it is unreasonably difficult to select
and delete text. Nevertheless, please make the effort.

I also realize that your response is very profound and that it is
important to get it posted as quickly as possible. However, you greatly
inconvenience the readers (for instance, me) of said profundity with all
of the extraneous text you leave in your posting making it a challenge
to even find the response.

About top posting:

A: Post your responses after the portion
   of the message to which you're replying.
Q: So what should we do?
A: Because it reverses the order in which we read things.
Q: Why is top-posting a bad idea?

James Moe
jmm-list at sohnen-moe dot com

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