quote properly (here's the internet-police)

Steve Hayashi sth at andrew.cmu.edu
Sat Jan 20 15:25:41 PST 2001

Wow, someone seems really bitter about this.


On Sat, 20 Jan 2001, Erika Pacholleck wrote:

> To be very precise now, I always
> 0. use the most common subject line like "problem" or "question"
> -. so everybody thinks it might be interesting
> 1. wait until I can at least offer 10 problems or questions
> -. so everybody might grab his favourite one and answer to it
> 2. always use html
> -. so people really have to read it to find my text parts
> 3. write my answer first
> -. that is at least what all people are waiting for
> 4. quote after my answer
> -. because I expect people to remember what has been said already
> 5. quote the whole thread
> -. even if people are subscribed it is not sure they read the threads
> 6. use lots of abreviations
> -. how else should people see how much I know and how less my time is
> 7. use slang
> -. there is no better way to hide that I do not know better
> 8. write my sentences as long as possible because I expect all readers
> -. to understand at least what is going on in my brain when typing the
> -. the text and besides that having been able to reach the end of that
> -. particular sentence the reader than knows that this thought has come
> -. to its definite end and he is prepared for the next one or did you
> -. expect lfs to be something else than long form of sentences?
> 9. repeat all signatures
> -. especially the unsubscribe one can not be repeated often enough
> 10 attach all additional files I find uncompressed
> -. no one should beg for that or use some uncompression tools first
> 11 use a 10-liner signature
> -. how else could I make myself even more known?

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