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

Andrew Garrett agarrett at wikimedia.org
Tue Mar 30 23:12:39 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoi,
> 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 ?

We don't all use gmail. And if you're relying on people's mail clients
hiding the original text, why don't you just remove it so that it goes
away for everyone?

Andrew Garrett

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