[OS X TeX] Re: huge digests full of dreck

Johann Beda j-beda at pobox.com
Thu May 23 02:19:48 CEST 2002

	I guess it has been more than three months since I last posted
this, so maybe that isn't so bad.  In any case, the digests are getting big
again, so here is another reminder:

At 7:17 PM -0500 2002/02/08, Johann Beda wrote:
>	I hate to sound like a broken record - but could people please take
>care when sending email messages to the mailing list?  The most recent
>digests have been well over 50% signature files, duplicate mime formatted
>messages, HTML formatted messages, pgp signature headers and footers,
>quoted extraneous content and excessively long signature files. These can
>be particularly troubling for those people who read the mailing list
>	If more than 50% of the content of your message that gets sent to
>the list is not actually typed by you - you are probably doing something
>wrong.  Unfortunately some of the most prolific and "important"
>participants (in that they are making very valuable contributions) are
>among the worst offenders!
>	This is not rocket science folks...
>	Please remember to cut out the signatures and other redundant
>material from your replies to this (and any mailing list for that matter).
>Also remember to turn off HTML email features, and avoid attachments.
>Double check the subject to make sure it is appropriate for the message as
>well. Quoting the entire thread after your own signature is particularly
>	TidBITS published an article on email list suggestions that is well
>worth anyone reading.  The methods for automating signature selection are
>very useful.
>	Anyhow, enough ranting...
>	Thank you in advance for your continued efforts in this area.
>* johann beda   <XNSName: =j-beda> <http://pobox.com/~j-beda/>   *

* johann beda   <XNSName: =j-beda> <http://pobox.com/~j-beda/>   *

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