Keep it short

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 5 20:38:48 GMT 2008


Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/12/5 Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>:
>   
>> Arnaud bourree wrote:
>>     
>>> +1
>>>
>>> 2008/12/5 Wendell Cochran <atrypa at eskimo.com <mailto:atrypa at eskimo.com>>
>>>
>>>     Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:51:02 -0500
>>>     From: Steven Vollom <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
>>>     <mailto: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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>>>       
>> I am sorry, I will try.
>>
>>     
>
> I am quoting in full because the content was so funny.
>
> Steven, you quoted almost 40 lines to answer a one line post asking
> you to trim your quotes.
I don't see what you are talking about.  I responded "I am sorry, I will 
try."
>  Try harder! I see that you are using
> Thunderbird, a mail client that does not hide the full text of
> replies. So you can plainly see what you are quoting. Trim it!
>   
I really don't understand .  Where are the 40 lines you speak of?  Are 
you with the List or just another participant?  I am willing to do 
anything to be acceptable to the List, but obviously do not understand 
you.  Could you copy something that I have written, showing your 
corrections.  I can learn then.  I will use your example and try to copy 
it.  I can't change what I don't understand.
> You might also want to look into Kmail, which lets one highlight the
> parts of messages that he wants to quote. Kmail really is a great
> email client.
>   
I already answered this.  I have been trying to get Kmail working for 
about 2 years.  On this forum, I have requested help, copied my 
configurations to the post to expose any wrong entries.  I duplicated 
each setting from thunderbird, which works.  Show me how and I will use it.




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