Mailing list etiquette

John Hupp lubuntu at
Sat Oct 4 15:22:32 UTC 2014

On 10/4/2014 11:09 AM, ∅ wrote:
> Please everyone read this:
> Especially read the part about quoting. This has gotten out of hand on 
> this list.
> Look what I just got from the admin interface:
> >     From: lubuntu at <mailto:lubuntu at>
> >     Subject: Re: New Lenovo Netbook
> >     Reason:  Message body is too big: 46035 bytes with a limit of 40 KB
> All of that is quoting. That's ridiculous. I let that one through but 
> this is the last time.
> As a digest reader (I'm not the only one), this is incredibly 
> annoying. Since some people reply on top and others below, I 
> constantly have to hunt for the message.
> Given that I often get these messages on my phone (I'm not the only 
> one), that task is even harder.
> Please be considerate of others.
> wxl

Sorry, that was me.  After I got the moderator notice I took a knife to 
the message and resubmitted.

And that's a good pointer.  I was not aware of that convention.  I had 
intentionally not trimmed posts for the sake of anyone who wanted to 
catch up on the flow of a thread by reading a single email.  But of 
course that's a two-edged sword, and I see now that the etiquette here 
is both to snip and to bottom-post.

--Citizen John
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