Re: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?

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Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 08:37:36 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?
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Joe Starck wrote:
> Is it appropriate, allowable, for posts to always be
> accompanied by quotes, as Sheldon Brown always does,
> no matter the looseness of association to the contents
> of the post, no matter the political/religious
> message?

Such quotes are considered to be part of the signature, not the message content and thus are judged by a looser standard. The email RFCs suggest that such signatures be kept short -- 4 lines is a frequent rule of thumb:
> And what's the difference between quoting others and quoting oneself, really?

Nothing but modesty, generally.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA