* Paul Chvostek <paul(_at_)it(_dot_)ca> [02-18-03 15:10]:
On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 01:33:03PM -0600, David W. Tamkin wrote:
| just my thoughts. I usually just sit and watch, although I become
| quite frustrated by TOFU and excessive quoting.
Whjile I know what tofu is, I don't recognize its use as an acronym. What
does it mean, if I may ask?
"Text Oben, Full-quote Unten". Usenet slang, German for "text above,
full-quote below". Wasteful, encourages incomplete responses, etc.
Much better to intersperse response blocks with quoted text blocks.
Improves readability, mail moves a little faster....
The bandwidth related arguments are largely spurious these days, but a
few people hang on to them perhaps for the sake of tradition.
*If* you are calling me old, I do not mind, although it is a relative
point. Tradition is *not* a point.
Patrick Shanahan Please avoid TOFU and trim >quotes<
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