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Re: Edit all replies please

On Wed, 22 May 2002, Frank O'Carroll wrote:

> We are not writing graffitti on the bathroom walls here.  Keeping a complete
> train-of-consciousness record of a thread and repeating it over and over
> with every email is not good editing practice.

Here here!  Speaking from a historical perspective as the Krib archivist,
I've noticed the general "slacker" trend in e-mails (not just here, but on
many lists) to just leave everything in the original message below the
reply.  In the archive, it looks incredibly silly.  Used to be that I'd
archive entire threads of interesting exchange for the Krib... now I ask
myself "do I want to hand-edit all that chaff out just for the 2 lines of
information?"  Nope, not worth it.

Of course we've got both kinds here now... there's also a class of replies 
that don't quote ANY of the original material, so you have NO idea what 
they're saying.  Ah well.

  - Erik

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com

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