Re: I and my family are being threatened by a spammer
MikeE at ster.invalid
Wed Apr 28 09:25:47 EDT 2004
Steve Cashman wrote:
> "Vadim Rapp"
>> Which is why it has to go through the British police.
Since I'm assigned the duty of volunteer clock policeman today ;-), I'll
continue to pick nits, all in good 'spirit' and constructivism.
There's something wrong with the way you've been citing. Most
importantly is the way your post gets 'attached' to that of the person
you are citing. Above, 'Which...' is 'stuck onto' Vadim's post. It
shouldn't be. This isn't the only example, there are others around
here. It makes it look like the cited person is saying what you are
The other and even lesser issue is that of the sig. Ideally you should
trim the sig off before responding.
The ideal situation would be that everyone's sig would have a sig
delimitor, and that 'our' newsreaders would recognize the delimitor and
'automatically' trim it off.
There are a variety of reasons why that often doesn't work - native OE
<6 uses non-compliant sig delimitor, some people don't use sig
delimitors ie Vadim - in any case, there often needs to be manual
trimming effort; which is a good general idea anyway. Everything which
isn't being responded to 'directly' should be trimmed away prior to
/your/ post starting.
kibitzer, not SC admin
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