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Watch your replies (was Kremen....)
> It's insulting > when you trim the message to a shorter statement that you are > responding to. The other 18 lines may not have been important to this > particular response but they were not content free. If your content was in any way, interesting, then people will have read it in the message that you posted. I see no need to repeat a bunch of irrelevant text when I am only replying to one point in your email. Personally, I wish more people would trim away all the irrelevant junk when replying. On the other hand, in the corporate world I find that the habit of top posting is very useful to me. I often see things that were never intended to be sent to me and I often discover that the previous replies in a thread betray the fact that the writer did not read or did not understand the original message. But on a mailing list, trimmed replies are superior. --Michael Dillon P.S. are the standards of this list so unclear that Darcy and I have to discuss this? Who is right?