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Re: convenient trimming of quoted text to make points




On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 11:26:10AM -0400, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 8/26/2017 2:04 AM, L A Walsh wrote:
> > cyg Simple wrote:
> >> On 8/24/2017 8:36 PM, L A Walsh wrote:
> >>  
> >>> If you can't trim your quoted text, then please stop burying the
> >>> new stuff on the bottom.
> >>>    
> >>
> >> Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed.  I see from a google
> >> search that you've had problems with style in the past even on this list.
> >>  
> > Maybe I'm one of the few who has RSI and gets irritated by having
> > to go through extra steps to skip large walls of text.
>
> I don't know what RSI is.  I might guess it to be Residual Self Image or
> Remotely Sensed Imagery. ;p

RSI == Repetitive Strain Injury. It's a real medical condition.
>
> >> List etiquette frowns on both bottom and top posting and warrants to
> >> interleaving the replies.
> >>  
> > ---
> >    I know of no list where that is commonly practiced.
>
> Every list including this one since before you began using email lists.
> Interleaving began back in the days before the RFC for email standards
> was created.  The fact that people misuse quoting doesn't change the
> etiquette for using interleaving which most open source lists state to use.
>
> >> Well all and good but you hijacked a thread to bring home a point which
> >> is in itself just wrong.
> >>  
> > To selectively quote things in your reply to make your point is the
> > problem here, since I replied to the original subject, extensively.
> > It was you who deleted the "on-topic" part of the message to make
> > your point.
> >
>
> No, you changed it, the client I use elided the (was: ...) portion since
> it was no longer the subject to which I was responding.  And my context
> to you did not include any of the original message.
>
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