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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
//--- forwarded letter
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Date: Wed, 25 Oct 95 08:25:34 -0400
> From: "Bonnie Blackwell, x 3332" <email@example.com>
> To: "Multiple recipients of list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Dept of Geology, (718) 997-3332
> Queens College, City University of New York, fax: 997-3349
> Flushing, NY 11367-1597