[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Mar 21 05:17:49 CET 2015
> Le 20/03/2015 01:45, Mark Sapiro a écrit :
> > This is a major hot-button issue for me, The above is only scratching
> > the surface.
> smartphones makes things horrible, on android, selecting text for
> deletion is nearly impossible :-((
This is true.
On many lists I frequent, people have changed their .sig in their
smartphone to "Sent from my <smartphone>, very sorry about the rude
quoting." :-) But the people I respect (eg, Guido van Rossum) often
write the apology explicitly in a large minority of their smartphone
posts when they fail to trim.
OTOH, I ditched AppleMail for the Gmail app very quickly. That makes
it very easy to nuke the quotes (just delete the ellipsis). I write
one sentence to summarize the point I'm replying to and then what I
have to say. (I don't do list mail from my smartphone much, though.)
I think the best solution for most replies (unless you're in Guido's
position of leadership) is to bite the bullet and wait until you're at
a terminal to post.
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