OT: trimming posts - was Re: /lib/udev/devices/core

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 24 17:11:54 UTC 2009

2009/6/24 Michael M. Moore <michael at writemoore.net>:
> On Wed, 2009-06-24 at 09:47 -0400, Fred Roller wrote:
>> also, please end post as it makes it easier to keep up with the
>> conversation.  Hope this helps.
> And please trim irrelevant passages from your posts.  Your reply
> included three instances of all that annoying "DISCLAIMER" stuff.  The
> whole point of bottom-posting is so that the person replying to the
> parent will include the relevant sections of the email to which he
> replies and not re-send loads of irrelevant, extraneous data.  If you
> don't trim your posts, you make everyone scroll through reams of junk to
> get to your reply.  If you aren't going to trim your posts, I'd rather
> you top-posted.

It would be even better if posters did not include massive disclaimers
in the first place, then we would not have to mess about removing them
when replying.

In fact looking at the OP disclaimer in the case referred to:
>DISCLAIMER: This e-mail and any attachment (s) is for authorised use by the
>intended recipient (s) only. It may contain proprietary material, confidential
>information and/or be subject to the legal privilege of iWave Systems
>Technologies Private Limited. If you have received this message in error,
>please notify the originator immediately. If you are not the intended
>recipient, you are notified that you are strictly prohibited from retaining,
>using, copying, alerting or disclosing the content of this message. Thank you
>for your co-operation.
this is a ludicrous disclaimer to include in a mail to a group.  Since
anyone who has access to the internet can read it is everyone an
'intended recipient'?  If so who is it that is forbidden from making
use of the message?  What is meant by 'authorised use' in this case?


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