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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-16 10:55:07


Thanks for posting such a good reply. I am going to update the
discussion policy with your words, if you don't mind. I only have a
couple of things to add.

Martin Wille <mw8329_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Matthew Wilson wrote:
>> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote
>>>Please limit the amount of text you quote in your posts.
>> I can do that. Is there a reason?
> Yes. Many readers will save time when they do not have
> to find out which exact part of a previous message you
> are responding to.

...and some people have to pay for every byte they pull down in a

>> Is there a better approach that is normally followed, e.g. summary
>> post, including link to long blithersome form?
> A common (and very useful, IMHO,) approach is to cite the
> small fractions of the message you are actually responding
> to and to put your response directly beneath each citation.

...with a blank line between them, for readability.

Dave Abrahams
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