quote properly (here's the internet-police)

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Fri Jan 19 22:18:06 PST 2001


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On Saturday 20 January 2001 01:08, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> Yes - approaching a flame.  I disagree with your opinion on this.

Don't flame anyone, this is simple arguing. The goal of this is not to fight, 
it is to confront your ideas with others' ideas to maybe find better ideas.

> >I don't mean to sound contradictory on this - but I don't agree with a
> >"dress code" for posting.  Posters should use common sense.

You should see now that suggesting "common sense" doesn't work. You wrote a 
one-line email, while leaving 60 full lines of quoting below your reply. It's 
just a matter of not posting unuseful characters. Hey, maybe California is 
having blackouts because we're using too much electricity for our email.

Find your own dress code, and stick to it. Don't do it like us if you don't 
want to. Just use an intelligent way of posting. Not something vague as 
"common sense", but something precise that you will always follow no matter 
what. This way, you won't misuse your "common sense" like you just did.

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Simon Perreault, 17 year old college student, UNIX newbie
Public key: http://nomis80.dyn.dhs.org/nomis80.gpg
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