Whoops! Sorry I just hit the "return" key too quickly and simply
resent the message rather than replying (stupid mailer). Considering
the content, it was a really bad thing to do. Forgive me!
Delete/ignore the last one and look at this only.
> "How was you day Dear?"
> "How was my day you asked Dear? Well ...
> If we don't talk that way at home and to our friends, why do so many
> Firewall-Digest people write that way? Do we really need to copy pages of
I agree that some people take this to extremes, but, remember, a
mailing list is not the same as a personal conversation. Many threads
are occuring at once, and some context is necessary. I would find it
totally useless if many of the answers were things like "No, your
concept is not quite right. To protect your system you must set the
blah parameter, otherwise you are dead". How do you know what the
heck people are referring to?
We don't all read this as a digest. While I agree that reposting an
entire message is inappropriate, leaving out all context is equally
bad. And I don't think that keeping the same subject line is enough
in most cases.
Just don't overdo it.