Re: OT: email style flames, was: Can't mount cdrom
On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:23:14 -0700,
Vineet Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> * Arnt Karlsen (email@example.com) [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
> 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.