Re: Removing the indent-string quote marker '>' in emails.
On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 06:55:59AM EST, Camaleón wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Jan 2010 17:50:47 -0500, Chris Jones wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 01, 2010 at 02:33:32PM EST, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> >> Finding technical solutions to a social problems? Good luck!
> > Of course not, first we use the techical to determine who's who and
> > who's doing what and then we shoot them, at dawn, preferably...
> > More to the point, couldn't the list managing program identify those
> > messages and email back the perps that it is very very naughty and they
> > need to stop doing it immediately, or else be spanked or even forcibly
> > unsubscribed from the list?
> I agree with Andrei.
> The best approach for such situation is just getting the user to be aware
> of what is he/she doing. They usually do know nothing about e-mail
> threads and mailing list format so telling them about the benefits of
> having their MUA configured in the right way is usually just enough.
> In a corporate environment, "threading" is not much used with normal
> correspondece and e-mail clients are configured to use html format, no
> quoting in replies and to posting, just opposite the way it should be
> done for mailing lists.
> Educating them it always better than "shooting" them ;-)
What I had in mind was more along the lines of a short description of
the problem in 'neutral but no uncertain terms' and why it causes grief
in a threaded context such as mailing lists, something fairly 'official'
posted somewhere online that we could refer them to.
For all I know, such resource already exists, and if not I'm surprised
And though it's probably not feasible, having the list's managing
software inform posters automatically might even be more productive.
Since I was not too optimistic as to that all that happening any time
soon, I recommended spanking, banning.. did I actually say shooting..