[Foundation-l] How to reply to a mailing list thread

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 22:51:22 UTC 2010

The easiest way to deal with such issues is use a decent mail client. I use
Gmail and it ensures that all the threads are together and in order. It
hides all the copies of old replies and given the copious amount of storage
it is no problem that all the crap is still there.

When you argue that this is not best practice, my question to you is, when
has your best practice been re-evaluated for the last time.. Does it
consider the improved functionality that is there for you to have ?

On 31 March 2010 00:41, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> Hello --
> Some of the people posting to this mailing list don't seem to understand
> how
> to write a decent, readable reply to a mailing list thread. This makes for
> far more noise than signal, as people wade through six copies of the
> foundation-l footer or eight old and irrelevant replies trying to find the
> content of the reply to the previous message.
> The Toolserver wiki has a fantastic page that explains how to reply to a
> mailing list thread the Right Way.[1] If you suspect you've been Doing It
> Wrong, please have a read.
> Thanks!
> MZMcBride
> [1] https://wiki.toolserver.org/view/Mailing_list_etiquette
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