Q/A help always took precedent over usenet netiquette.
This will probably be my last contribution(?) to this thread. It reminds me
of so many others that start when OP A asks a valid question; Reader B
responds with a valid answer; then Reader C chimes in with a complaint about
B's news client or posting style; then readers D, E, F, G... respond with a
long thread about "my newsreader is better than yours" and "my newsgroup
netiquette is more proper than yours". By this time, A has his answer and
has gone on with his business. leaving B, C and the others to debate
newsreaders in a very long thread that gets farther from the original
question. :>( This thread, at least, has stayed on the original topic.
To me, the content is far more important than the posting style. And I
seldom have trouble finding the content in any message that interests me, no
matter what client is used or how the poster organizes it.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3505.0912) in Win8 Pro
"..winston" wrote in message
"Ken Blake" wrote in message
Understood, and no complaints. I don't do it your way, but each to his
own. And as I said above your insertion of the < and > helps, so I
don't killfile you the way I do with some people who use Windows Live
Mail and do nothing to differentiate their replies from what they are
quoting. I killfile them not because I hate them, but because their
messages are usually unintelligible.
That's probably where we differ.
I don't killfile anyone, read everything, forget little, and have no trouble
finding the appropriate content in a reply in any news
reader used...some of that mindset (continues today as a moderator on the
Annex Café) goes back to being a forum moderator in the
original MSN newsgroups where we also didn't complain about folks use of any
client, post in html, top or bottom, attachments
etc....and since it was a subscription only forum (like the private Annex
Café nntp groups) the community rarely needed to 'plonk'