[Mailman-Users] The "right" way to reply to a mailing list

William Bagwell 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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