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RE: Forum

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:00:55 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0106261239220.20998-100000@info.q2.net>
On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, William F. Hammond wrote:

>> list etiquette can be difficult enough with some email programs,

An understatement:)

What usually happens is that people fall into what their programs make
"easy" for them.  The result, these days, is the TOFU [*] that has
made me seriously consider quitting this list.  For now, I killfile
with extreme prejudice any message extruded by Microsoft software.

[*] a term coined in the de.* hierarchy, standing for "Text Oben,
    Fullquote Unten".  Also known as "Jeopardy style".

> Cross-platform maximal control of this type for mail and Usenet news
> can be had with GNU Emacs, which contains a full lisp engine.  For the
> windows platform see
>           http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/ .

Yes, but people need to learn the etiquette first (all remarks should
be in context: therefore you should snip and interleave.)  



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