Editing quoted posts

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:59:50 PDT
People! For heaven's sake, it's now 2017 and the internet has been as 
common as sliced white bread for over twenty years, yet careless (or 
uncaring or inattentive) subscribers to this mailing list ***still*** 
just click "reply" then "send" without deleting unnecessary material, in 
particular quoted earlier posts.

Guess what the silent reaction is of other subscribers? It's "how 
stupid! How dim! How unthoughtful! What a nuisance having to scroll 
looking for the beginning of the next message!"

Regrettably, this habit is fostered by email clients that don't handle 
email digests (which is the format of the postings PBS sends out) at all 
well. I'm using one myself, Thunderbird 38, and yes it takes a while to 
prepare a reply posting. But if I can do it so can you! It's no more 
difficult than editing aq any plain text document.


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