just a short note on the style of quote in replies.
Especially on this MySQL mailing list, I very often see a full quote
of the replied-to article (sometimes even hundreds of lines) with only
some few (or even a single line) of new text - sometimes not even
related to the replied-to article.
As a very recent example, Richard Reina wrote:
> Pardon my ignorance, but what is IMNSHO?
> Derick H Siddoway wrote:
> [follow by all 124 lines of what Derick had written]
I personally don't care much about the size of emails and my
bandwidth, as long as I'm at university. But nonetheless, this seems
to be a waste of space, timewidth, AND reader's time (who has to scan
the whole article, because there might be some more new text hidden
In many cases, quoting the entire replied-to article may have sense,
to preserve the context and to make the answer easier to understand.
But Richard's question for example actually would've been
understandable without _any_ context!
So what's this mail all about?
IMHO, it's better to shorten quotes reasonably to only these parts,
that are neceassary to understand the reply!everything
PS: IMHO = in my humble opinion
IMNSHO = in my not so huble opinion
Martin Ramsch <m.ramsch@stripped> <URL: http://home.pages.de/~ramsch/ >
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