[OS X TeX] New thread ?

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Wed Jul 2 13:23:10 EDT 2008

I would think that there would be a way to strip of the list signature  
lines from incoming messages, and a perusal of the mailman archive  
indicates that a hook has been developed to allow such before posting  
a message to the list.

I think it would be beneficial to all users of mailman lists if the  
developers of mailman would include a flag to do this sort of thing  
automagically for quoted footers/signatures, because it does tend to  
get cumbersome to strip out all of the footers - over and over again.
Some people just aren't aware of how distracting it is.

On Jul 2, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Jul 2, 2008, at 10:19 AM, George Gratzer wrote:
>> On 2-Jul-08, at 9:00 AM, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>>> On Jul 2, 2008, at 3:27 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>>> Le 2 juil. 08 à 09:18, Eric van der Oord a écrit :
>>>>> I hope I did it better in this message by copying and pasting "macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu 
>>>>> " in a new message...
>>>>> Could the "Helpful info" in the bottom of the page have a "New  
>>>>> Thread" link ?
>> I tried to convince Gary to do this years ago. He did not agree  
>> then, he does not agree now. Hard to see why.
> Give me a break. Why is it *so* hard to create an email message that  
> begins a new thread?!?!?
> Not to mention that many (most?) people don't know how to quote  
> material. This leads to these huge footers that you want in each  
> message showing up numerous times as a thread grows. The footer in  
> each message is already longer than I would like, so I am extremely  
> hesitant to add more.
> With that said, I am willing to bow to the wishes of the masses. If  
> most people want a link added to the footer of *every* message that  
> is simply a mailto link, then I will add it.
> -- Gary

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