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Subject: Re: [boost] Help please with Boost Discussion Policy
From: Rob Stewart (robertstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-24 05:33:35

On Jan 23, 2014, at 9:53 AM, Mateusz Łoskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 23 January 2014 14:12, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> But, one little-big problem remains, even in Outlook 2010: how do you configure preamble to message quotation so it looks properly in the standard format of "John Smith wrote:", like here:
>>> """
>>> On 22 January 2014 23:23, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> On 22 Jan 2014 at 22:13, Fletcher, John P wrote:
>>> """
>>> Even with your suggested configuration, Outlook always uses forward-like format:
>>> """
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Niall Douglas
>>>> Sent: 22 January 2014 23:23
>>>> To: Fletcher, John P
>>>> Subject: ...
>>> """
>> I used to chop it off as part of my normal pruning of quoted content.
> Yes, that's what I do as well, when I have to use the Outlook.
>> I don't believe anyone on this list ever noticed the fact the
>> preamble was missing :)
> :-)

I notice. Quoting without attribution can lead to confusion. Accessing previous posts on this device is awkward, if they still render (which generally is not the case), so discovering the author of a quote is frequently not possible.

When I do use Outlook, from work, I select the sender's name, from the verbose header block, and then add "wrote:" to form the attribution.

>> You might notice the preamble is missing on this reply too. It's
>> quicker for me to chop more context than less, so I do. I suspect so do most people with high inbound email counts.
> Sure thing. I chop things as well, but the preamble is sometimes helpful, especially if a thread has many participants.

Quoting the minimum needed is always a good idea, but removing attributions is a step too far.


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