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Subject: RE: A higher quality voicefont?
From: Mike Holden (rockbox_at_mikeholden.uklinux.net)
Date: 2004-06-14


rinty said:
> Hi Glen, I tried your suggestion and the text didn't go, however I've
> thought about it, and only one list has complained, it was near the
> start of my computer use, so it put me off a bit. I've changed it
> back, as I prefer to see at least the start of the message text too.

People will often complain when you send a reply and quote ALL the
previous message, even when you are responding to only a small portion of
the message. If a few other people reply without trimming the old
messages, you very soon end up with a message that is several hundred
lines long, and all you have added is a line or two! This is a real waste
of bandwidth, especially for those of us who are still crippled with
dialup connections, which may be only 28k or whatever.

It is always helpful to leave the name of the poster you are replying to,
and a few pertinent lines of the original message to show what you are
replying to. This makes it easy for your readers to get a point of
reference on what you are saying.

I doubt that anyone sensible would ask you to remove ALL the original
message when replying. :)

-- 
Mike Holden

Rockbox page: http://www.mikeholden.org/~rockbox

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