If you don;t know why I posted this entry, please go back and read the
prvious post I replied to by G Henslee. He makes good sense. As long
as you agree with him.
I actually use a new reader program..........You can get one too.
Free Agent is a shareware program. It will keep all the stuff from the
last post, and you can follow it by just reading the next post
replying to or related to it. It works similarly to a conversation.
When a friend of mine and I talk in person, we don't quote everything
the conversation started with when we reply. Why should we do any
different on newsgroups. People just throw in their two cents worth.
It happens in every group I read. If you reply to the proper posting
(sub thread or original ) the info should already have been read by
the time you read the next entry. Unless you are purging your computer
of information all the time and throwing out the baby with the
bathwater, this should be simple enough for almost anyone.
I will continue to use my newsreader the way I use it because it works
very well, wastes less time, than having to try and read the entire
post prior to the one I wish to read when I open a thread(or entry).
I generally cut through all the quoted text to eliminate people being
put off by having to sift through something they have already read
once............ Thinking in conversation mode, not 1989 newsgroup
ettiquette, which is how more users actually use the newsgroups
I learned how to operate my newsreader a little bit at a time. So I
have to admit, I didn,t know how manners played into how you entered
the post early on. Hell, I didn't know it for two or three years
because no one complained about how I communicated, other than how
every word I typed used to start with an upper case letter. ( I nevr
took typing classes in school and had no guidance in making that
selection back then)
There is some good information from you on how it "should be" or used
to be. But it is incumbent on the reader of my ppost to understand it.
or discard it. I make intelligent remarks, or funny ones, or
informative entries. All of which I think are acceptable forms of
communication. All of which can be misconstrued or understood,
according to the level of intelligence, or lack of, of the individual
reading them. As it stands, it is more efficient and uses less
"bandwidth" to say what you mean, and not use an extra billionth of
bandwidth each time you post, by quoting the same text the reader has
already read. This is how it is for me. Hopefully all of us can make
decisions based on our own needs, and consider how others will see it,
and perform the tasks the way one can or will. I have no disrespect
for Mr Henslee's desire to read things his way. However I decline to
bend to that desire, as it is mine to decide how it fits my needs
also. If my posts annoy anyone, I am sure they can sleep at night
without correcting me on how they were entered. If they don' want to
read my posts. Delete or kilfile them. Easy enough.
Now, If One decides to killfile my entries, they won' be losing any
info of the poster I replied to. Once again,..........makes good sense
Nuff said. ( on this subject anyway....................)
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The Peacemaking Meeting scheduled for today has been
cancelled due to a conflict.