Including the previous messages in your posts

Kipp McMichael
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:46:11 PDT
Ken et list,

  I was confused as to what you meant about "using the list" - but now I see you can view the list messages on the PBS website and "reply" to them from there. You are still using your email to respond, but the reply link that opens your email only passes along a recipient address and the subject of the email. That's why you get a clean reply-to email without the previous email's content. Good in one sense - but it makes quoting a little more of an chore.

  Quoting a previous email has its place and is often necessary to prevent a response to an active conversation from being confusing. But email clients are generally defaulted to quoting all message content in replies and in the case of gmail, for instance, they do a good job of hiding all that content in an inconspicuous little ellipsis. Often this is a setting that can be changed... but changing the setting has drawbacks for non-list emails.

  Unfortunately, there is no good way to get everyone in-synch on this protocol short of everyone remembering to do it - which is why periodic reminders are a necessity.


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> Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:09:42 -0400
> Nhu as a new member I haven't learned any bad habits that need to be unlearned. I access the list from the list so deleting previous posts are not an issue. Odd thing is the list gets placed in my junk email folder for whatever reason.  

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