[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list
rb211 at tds.net
Sun Mar 22 11:09:57 CET 2015
On Saturday 21 March 2015, Larry Kuenning wrote:
> Settable by which user? The sender or the recipient?
Recipient of course, sender has no way of knowing what the recipient prefers.
> And wouldn't a default of removing all but one level of quoted text make
> nonsense of some posts? E.g. in the passage above, one needs the inner
> quotation to know what the outer quotation refers to.
Not for us. Someone joining the conversation mid stream might but that is
what archives are for.
> It seems to me correct editing of quotation sequences requires human
> thought, not just mechanical text manipulation. Even though some people
> expect their computers to think for them.
I'm sure there would be occasionally maglings when some one starts a sentence
with with an alternate quote character. Lindsay Haisley raises the valid
point that HTML mail would be most difficult to include in such a filter.
Oh well, I can dream...
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