E-Mail Quoting...

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_computer-refuge.org>
Date: Wed Aug 18 07:02:12 2004

I don't agree with your statement at all.

(And, this is the type of email I sometimes end up seeing from people
who use outlook. Good luck trying to figure out what part I was
disagreeing with.)

Anyhow, on discussion groups like this one, "conversations" over email
(exchanging email about a topic) is what the mailing list is all
about... It sucks when you end up seeing something 1/2 way through the
thread and can't determine what the people were talking about anymore,
from people either top-posting or deleting useful quoted info.

Just my $0.02 ($0.03 CAN)

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On Wednesday 18 August 2004 06:51, David V. Corbin wrote:
> Hans,
> I beg to differ on opinions on e-mail quoting. I really dislike
> having to scroll past all of the stuff I have already read, or even
> scan through a mix of old and new. To be honest I dislike the whole
> use of e-mails for "conversations". I would much rather have the
> ability to organize the information into something USEFUL.
> If the ability existed to simply post a link to the previous mail
> that would be helpful. If we were allowed things other than just text
> [although I completely understand the reasons for keeping this pure
> text] I  would encapsulate the previous messages[s]. They should be
> there for reference, in most cases they have alrady been read.
> I offered to provide a site where the information could be better
> organized and crosslinked, but there was opposition for a number of
> people here. Perhaps I look at information a bit differently than
> some others. I would like the ability to track a given topic without
> seeing repeat information [regardless of how it is quoted], handle
> the information in topical, originator and time based fashions.
> Just my thoughts....
> David.
Received on Wed Aug 18 2004 - 07:02:12 BST

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