Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]CR: The German crowd)

(Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek)

In-Reply-To: <E961BAE7-A454-11D9-B313-0050E49E894D@t-online.de>
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Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 13:07:30 -0500
To: Toni Theilmeier <toni.theilmeier@t-online.de>, Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]CR: The German crowd)
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

At 5:27 PM +0200 4/3/05, Toni Theilmeier wrote:
>Dear Michael,
>sorry to see you leave CR. However, I do hope we can still reckon on
>your participation in the British Bike Book / Project?
>
>I?m feeling a bit under the weather, so I can?t think of a
>diplomatic way of saying whoever it was that slighted you, it
>couldn?t have been
>me, and as there aren?t very many Germans on the list, I think I
>have a right of saying so publicly.
>
>
>Regards,
>
>Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany.

When replying to threads on email lists, it would really help if you would either quote relevant parts of the message you're replying to, or leave the "Subject:" line intact.

When you change the "Subject:" line for a reply, _and_ don't quote, it makes it difficult or impossible to know what/whom you're replying to.

Not every list subscriber reads every posting in the list; I typically get over 1,000 emails per day, so I have to be a bit selective.

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