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Re: OT: email style flames, was: Can't mount cdrom

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:23:14 -0700, 
Vineet Kumar <vineet@doorstop.net> wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20030917212314.GC24482@doorstop.net>:

> * Arnt Karlsen (arnt@c2i.net) [030917 06:09]:
> > ..what???  Where?  When?  Or, who?  ;-)
> > > > Since we're all picking on each other's email styles; Arnt,
> > > > what's up with all the ellipses? (Been wanting to ask that for a
> > > > while:-) )
> d'oh! my bad.  Entering a mailing list style thread with a missing
> attribution.  Everybody hurl feces at me!
> Also, I hope my previous email didn't seem like I was picking on your
> style; I just wanted to clarify what ellipses are.
> Now I will pick on you a little bit, though ;-)

..excellent, that brings you _on_ topic in this wee somewhat 
off-topic thread.  ;-)
> How about shortening your attribution from 3 lines to 1?  I
> accidentally chopped it out before since I didn't immediately
> recognize it, since it

..booo.  ;-)

> was 3 lines separated from the other attributions by a blank.

..I use these 3 lines to attribute "when who wrote what", to help 
my readership keep track of context, and then leave a single line 
of whitespace to help enhance readability, all in keeping with in 
our proud old Norse tradition of civilized conversation.  ;-)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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