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Re: netiquette

Hear, hear.  I agree wholeheartedly.  As a new member spending a lot more 
time reading than contributing, I'd appreciate it if I had to wade through 
less dross.



//--- forwarded letter 
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 95 08:25:34 -0400
> From: "Bonnie Blackwell, x 3332" <bonn@qcvaxa.acc.qc.edu>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list" <dinosaur@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu>
> Reply-To: bonn@qcvaxa.acc.qc.edu
> Subject: netiquette

> A plea to the list members:
> Remember many list members have very restricted available mail box space.
> Also many members pay to subscribe and for every minute they are hooked
> onto their list server.  And those of us on several lists do not have 
> hours each day just to read our email.  Therefore,
> 1.  Unless you are CERTAIN that EVERYONE on the list will want to read 
> message, send it to the originator of the message rather than the whole 
> To do that, check who the originator is and send to that person alone.
> 2.  Do NOT include the whole message to which you are replying, especially 
> it is a long one.  Most of us will have read the preceeding message and 
> only need to be reminded about a few key phrases to which you are 
> DO edit any included messages.  AVOID including if at all possible!
> Thanks for your efforts.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Bonnie Blackwell,                             bonn@qcvaxa.acc.qc.edu
> Dept of Geology,                                (718) 997-3332
> Queens College, City University of New York,    fax:  997-3349
> Flushing, NY 11367-1597