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Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Mon Dec 11 09:33:56 EST 2006

> Here, again, is my occasional/semi-regular reminder of a little  
> list etiquette.
> ...
> (2) Please use *plain* text when posting to the list -- it makes  
> the archives much easier to read. This is done in Apple's Mail by  
> going to:
> Mail > Preferences > Composing
> and then choosing "Plain Text" as the Message Format.

Alternatively, if you really want to continue using "Rich Text" as  
your default, you can convert messages to Plain Text on the fly in  
the composition window by hitting Cmd-Shift-T.

> (3) Threads are usually easier to follow if you don't "top post",  
> that is, if you include your reply in relevant parts of the quoted  
> message rather than entirely at the top. Top posting should be the  
> exception rather than the rule.

A: Because it interrupts the natural flow of a conversation.

Q: Why should one avoid top-posting?


> (4) Don't always quote absolutely everything in the message to  
> which you are replying.

This often goes hand in glove with top-posting.  If you interleave  
your reply nicely with the message you are responding to, it is very  
natural to remove the irrelevant parts.

Chris Menzel

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