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

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Tue Mar 30 23:16:53 UTC 2010

Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> The easiest way to deal with such issues is use a decent mail client.

No. Writing an inline reply and cutting out the cruft is supported by every
client, everywhere, always. You're suggesting using a specific, proprietary
client (that has all sorts of privacy issues) in order to combat what is, at
its core, laziness.

People often read this list (and other lists) in the online archives, on
mobile platforms, and elsewhere. Simply because you can pollute messages
with a copious amount of crap does not mean you should.

It takes a matter of seconds to delete the extra information and makes the
entire list more readable for everyone.


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