[ExI] Sex, Science & Profits

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Dec 20 13:55:17 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 12:13:40PM +0000, BillK wrote:

> Gmail automatically hides quoted text, so you can quote pages of uncut

Yes, some proprietary systems will do things. Other systems will do
other things. It's good that Gmail works out for you. It doesn't
mean we should all apply for an account with teh GOOG, and read
email just from there henceforth. 

Hiding quoted text is not the problem. Just pooping text at the 
top without bothering to supply context just because it saves
time on your end is definitely a problem. Assuming that threading
will take care of it assumes that email clients don't munge
headers, or that users will honor starting new threads by
not replying to existing ones. Alas, too many of them do.

People who're unaware or don't care are typically not worth
reading. Lists which tolerate such behaviour degrade to the
point where they're not worth reading. Please, keep list hygiene.
Do not poop into the channel. We, who drink from this stream,
thank you.

> threads and all I see is your new text.  The system now hides users
> misbehaviour.

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