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It is that note which I am saying is vague when applied to specific instances. It is a general directive which reasonable people could interpret to mean on any given occasion as referring to one paragraph or to ten screens of quote. If Tony felt that the particular thread that we are currently referring to involved excessive quoting, I would he would make a point of making that known to the participants in a language that said that there was too much quoting going on in that thread. In that case, I believe the participants would comply with his request. The tag message that you refer to is open to interpretation as to what constitutes short or long. One man's ceiling is another man's floor. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Bruce Roorda Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 9:29 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Excessive quoting Laurie Solomon wrote: (snip) > However, what is taken to be short versus long is > ambiguous; if the list owner felt that the length of quotes were getting too > long and/or were not relevant or helpful to those engaged in the thread, he > would say something. If he -- as opposed to others on the list but not > involved in the discussion -- were to ask the participants of discussions to > shorten their quotes or eliminate them, I am sure that the participants > would comply. He has, they didn't. See the note automatically inserted at the end of each post. Bruce Roorda Possum Hill Farm - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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