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

Example: Framebuilders:Rene Herse

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Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 23:19:40 -0400
From: Sheldon Brown <>
Subject: Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]NO CAMERA'S? but why? revisited)

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


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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