I'm no longer in charge and since I don't get the digest it's really easy for me to delete very long messages that only have one new line of information. But I know there are a lot of people on this list who do get the digest and they must be finding it very frustrating lately with so many people including multiple messages when they post a new one. When I got the digest on another list and there were digests like there must be for the Scilla madeirensis thread I'd find myself just deleting the whole thing without looking at it as it was so challenging to find the new information. Including all the old posts also triggers extra digests and people who subscribe to the digest have done that so they won't get so many posts. For the sake of a very large group of digest subscribers and to keep the archives clean please do not include the previous message/s you are responding to when you reply. Delete all of them first or before you send the message out. If it seems important you may leave a couple lines of previous messages or make note of what you are responding to in your reply. Doing this will make a lot of people very happy.