[Tagging] Grumble about empty "comments" on this list
john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Jun 15 17:09:23 UTC 2015
I seem to have left out part of what I was intending to type. I judge
whether something is a quote or not on the presence of a greater than sign
at the start of each quoted line in plaintext email, the HTML formatting
that renders as a vertical bar at the start of each quoted line in HTML
formatted email, or the headers used to separate quoted text in Outlook. A
mail client that marks up the text you type to be indistinguishable from
text you are quoting is seriously broken.
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot
drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
On June 15, 2015 10:51:45 John Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> Typically, they will say something like, "On <date>, Xyz wrote" and then
> quote part or all of what someone else wrote, without adding any comments
> of their own. I am relying on the use of the > prefix on plain-text quotes,
> or the bar prefix on HTML quotes, or the header on Outlook-formatted text,
> then it is seriously broken.
> John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
> "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot
> drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
> On June 15, 2015 09:05:15 Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM, John Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> > > If you want to comment about a message someone else posted, don't simply
> > > quote them without adding any comments of your own. We already know what
> > > they posted. Empty posts can happen by accident, but some participants of
> > > this list are in the habit of posting zero-content "comments" on a daily
> > > basis.
> > I can't remember seeing any of them. Certainly not on a daily basis. Is
> > there something with yours (not showing all content) or my email program
> > (automatically filtering them out) ?
> > regards
> > m
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