[Ansteorra] Glaslyn Artisan - Annoying Threads

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Nov 21 21:20:38 PST 2007

On Nov 21, 2007, at 4:43 PM, Rose & Chad wrote:

> Hmm... It had not occurred to me to clip it, as it helps me to be  
> able to review the thread from the beginning without having to  
> return to old e-mails that would otherwise be deleted. (And not  
> clutter my inbox.)

While that has its benefits, it mainly helps you from cluttering up  
your own mailbox. When you send the whole thing back out to the list  
with extra material you are cluttering up many, many more mailboxes.  
And for the folks who get this mailing list in digest form, they  
can't even simply hit 'delete' and make the unwanted material disappear.

>   For instance, someone who read the subject line and then a  
> message that simply said, 'Yes, I agree.' would not know if I  
> agreed to the beginning of the event advertisement (about being  
> tired of turkey and shopping), with the repeat/slam annoyance e- 
> mail, or with the trailing reply e-mail, esp. when multiple e-mails  
> with the same subject line sometimes get dumped in the bulk or junk  
> area to due to strict spam filters.

Lol. I think your example does a very good job of supporting the ...  
opposite point of view than you were making. If you clip out all of  
the message except that part you agree with then it *is* easier for  
folks to know what you are agreeing with, and deleting unnecessary  

>   However, if this is a prevailing view, I certainly would not mind  
> clipping the bits that aren't neccesary to understand the thread...  
> What does everyone think?

Please do clip. Especially those extra tags which get attached at the  
end of messages by various lists and mail programs.

One of these:
" _______________________________________________
Ansteorra mailing list
Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org "

is okay. But I've often seen four or more levels of quotations *each*  
with this same thing quoted repeatedly. This happens on other lists  
as well, not just the Ansteorra list, so please don't think I'm  
picking on you or others on this list.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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