Keep it short

Arnaud bourree arnaud.bourree at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 17:11:52 GMT 2008


+1

2008/12/5 Wendell Cochran <atrypa at eskimo.com>

> 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
>
>
>
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