Net etiquette [was Install Fest]
Tracy R Reed
treed at copilotconsulting.com
Fri Dec 9 19:15:57 PST 2005
Charles R. Buchanan wrote:
> So THAT'S the reason? Hmm? Personally I usually go right past a post
> that has the answer on the bottom because nine times out of ten, ok, 8
> times out of ten, you wade through 300 lines of quoted stuff from
> multiple messages and when you FINALLY get to the comment waaaaayyyyy on
Not trimming is another violation of etiquette. Notice how I left only 5
lines above. So you can get the gist of what I am responding to and
remember what we were talking about but see the beginning of my reply on
the same screen.
> the bottom, it's usually something you can't use. <shrug> Or worse like,
> "no problem" or You're welcome, and so forth. At least with the post on
> top, I can immediately see if it's something I want to read or
> investigate further.
The classic useless reply is "Me too!" to show agreement. AOL'ers used
to be infamous for this sort of behavior when they first joined the
> I try to be conscience about snipping and the such. As far as the
> threading is concerned, I totally agree with that one. Granted not all
> clients don't have a "thread" mode, the one I'm using does, and it comes
> in very handy.
Hitting reply and changing a subject is not as infuriating to me as it
is to others but it is definitely something to be avoided.
Tracy R Reed
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