Please help if you can!

Mitya Sirenef msirenef at lightbird.net
Thu Dec 27 02:17:25 CET 2012


On 12/26/2012 08:00 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Joshua Landau
> <joshua.landau.ws at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FINALLY:
>> When you use Google Groups, your quotations look to us like this:
>>
>>> This is something I said
>>>
>>> with lots of extra
>>>
>>> lines in the middle
>>>
>>> for no reason. Google
>>>
>>> Groups sucks, basically.
>> So please just delete the part where you quote other people. I think there
>> are other ways of quoting properly, but you might as well just not quote.
>> (When you quoted my post, the result was *literally* twice as long!)
>>
> One of the regulars on the list has posted a run-down of how to post
> from Google Groups without annoying everyone, and among other things,
> it recommends manually deleting all the blank lines. To my mind,
> though, this would be insane and inane tedium. I recommend signing up


I have to agree - I saw that howto as well and it occurred to me
that if we have to delete blank lines manually we might
as well use postal pigeons with tiny little papyrus scrolls -
at least those don't insert blank lines automatically!

  -m

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