Keep it short
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 5 18:57:52 UTC 2008
Wendell Cochran wrote:
> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:51:02 -0500
> From: Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: Kmail and Yahoo (was Re: konqueror search engines)
> Steve, I realize that time is short & that you have much to do.
> And I dislike adding to your burden, but:
> Please trim your posts.
> In the one cited above, more than 150 lines -- six full screens! --
> could have been omitted without loss.
> Trimming will give you practice in using an editor. (I recommend vi.)
> Trimming forces review of the topic & discussion thereof.
> Short posts attract readers; long posts encourage them to skip on to
> the next thing. (We're all in hurry.)
> In short, brevity will help others help you.
> Wendell Cochran
> West Seattle
I will try, Wendle. Something has happened to my computer right now and
I am having difficulty just making it work at all. I am having
difficulty adding or removing anything. My mouse is sluggish and
doesn't always work. I am using the arrow keys to move the cursor
during the writing of this email.
So that I understand, do you mean when a post gets a lot of response
back and forth, do you want me to erase the answered portions and only
return current active questions and answers, or do you mean reword what
Someone included a recommendation for installation of a tool that
organized back and forth conversation with verticle colored lines that
helped keep track of who was saying what. I can remove that, however, I
don't remember where I got it or what it is called. But I will remove
it is that will help.
I have an urgent need for my computer to work right now, and it is
acting very strange, so I have an active post that is a little large,
but I don't know how to shorten it. Whatever vi is, I don't think I can
install it right now, because of the way the computer is behaving.
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