Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]NO CAMERA'S? but why? revisited)


Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

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References: <1f2.f5d0f65.302972fa@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 23:19:40 -0400
To: DonWalkerCycles@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]NO CAMERA'S? but why? revisited)


At 10:46 PM -0400 8/8/05, DonWalkerCycles@aol.com wrote:
>Ok, the fallout from pissed off folks has me pissed off to the n'th degree.
>Its rather simple.

[snip...]

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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