PBS list formatting

Robt R Pries rpries@sbcglobal.net
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:46:23 PDT
 I am on several lists; Recently one of them had a
discussion about deleting previous messages before
replying to them so as to aid digest subscribers. It
turned out that only a few people subscribed to digest
versions and the discussion revealed that the original
reasons for having digests were really not that
beneficial anymore with advances in the technology. Of
course those used to digests did not always see it
that way. On the other hand non digest users often
found that posts that were replys to messages often
made no sense unless the original message was
attached. On that list it was decided to keep the
original message in the reply althought that does not
mean one needs to continue a whole stream of messages.
It appears that what is curtesy to one group is an
afront to another. I don't think there is any answer
to this. 

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