Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]"Rubbed the wrong way" and sorry.)

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

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Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 17:56:39 -0400
To: "Ted E. Baer" <>, Kendra Coatney <>,
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Subject lines and quoting (was Re: [CR]"Rubbed the wrong way" and sorry.)

At 2:47 PM -0700 9/9/05, Ted E. Baer wrote:
>Hello Kendra and my fellow list-members,
>Sorry if my post was harmful to Kendra in any way. I
>was not suggesting that she was or is involved in any
>kind of "seedy" massage business. Again, sorry
>Kendra. And to the list: Sorry for my poor judgement,
>and stupidity.
>Ted E. Baer
>Palo Alto, CA

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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