[Ilugc] Mailing List Etiquette

Shakthi Kannan shakthimaan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 07:58:10 IST 2012


Hi,

--- On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 10:29 PM, Balasubramaniam Natarajan
<bala150985 at gmail.com> wrote:
| I went through the presentation, I did not understand the over quoting and
| the message digest that clearly.
\--

Over-quoting includes nesting of previous replies identified by '>':

>>>
>>
>

For example:

http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/pipermail/ilugc/2005-October/021290.html

The following is an example of a reply to a digest where the user has
top-posted, and forgotten to remove the irrelevant text:

http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/pipermail/ilugc/2005-October/021243.html

So, one hopes to see some text at the bottom, and scrolls all the way
down to the end of the message only to realize that the user has
top-posted.

The following is an example of a reply to a digest where the user has
bottom-posted, and forgotten to keep only the relevant text:

http://www.ae.iitm.ac.in/pipermail/ilugc/2005-November/022002.html

In both cases, the subject lines haven't been changed, and there is a
trail of messages that are irrelevant.

SK

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Shakthi Kannan
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