[ubuntu-in] Over Quoting and Non-Trimming

Parthan SR parth.technofreak at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 17:14:04 BST 2008

Dear list members,

This mailing list follows Mailing list Etiquettes or Guidelines very 
similar to one given in 
http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists/etiquette, which is 
not different from commonly followed mailing list guidelines by most 
other technical mailing lists. The following are considered to be very 
important and often insisted points amongst them,

[1] Write your email *underneath* the email which you are replying to.

[2] Tailor your reply to fit the text which you are replying to. *Do not 
quote the whole of the previous email* - remove any unnecessary text. To 
avoid confusion, it's often a good idea to replace removed text with a 
brief indication that something has been removed, like /[snip]/.

[3] Avoid sending emails in HTML format, if possible. Some people may 
find it more difficult to read or reply to these emails. Also, HTML 
email takes up more space, so people with restricted internet access 
will be happier to receive plain text emails.

Off late, we have been seeing mails which do not reflect these 
guidelines being followed. Though guidelines are not rules but 
suggestions, they help in having an healthy, meaningful interaction in 
the list. As the mailing list is archived for future references, 
following these guidelines will help people searching for information 
from the archive.

Please do not top post and please do trim the previous posts in the 
thread, leaving only the exact point you're replying to.
Please trim off the signatures left by the earlier post as their words 
get quoted and their names attributed at the beginning of the quote itself.
Please send mails in text mode, as it is smaller in size, easier for 
people who read things in text mode clients as well as help in 
maintaining a clean archive.

Note: There is no intention to debate the validity of these guidelines, 
which has been done numerous times in almost every existent mailing list 
in this world.

Hope to get you support in this regards,
Mailing List Administrators.

With Regards,

Parthan "technofreak"
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