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Quotes & Peer reviews

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, March 25, 2002, 12:14
--- Almaran Dungeonmaster wrote:

> MOTD: Allways edit the messages you reply too...
Sorry Maarten, but I disagree with this. Messages with enormous bulks of quoted text usually contain so much rubbish, that some of them become barely readable. They cause the Conlang Digest to grow to absolutely unnecessary proportions. And if you do a search in the archives, you usually have to dig your way through a lot of such messages first. My counterproposal would be rather the opposite: only quote the part of text to which to actually reply to. ------------------------------------------------------- --- Almaran Dungeonmaster wrote:
> 1) Start your post with a short introductory > paragraph at the most (nor more than 3 or 4 lines), > in which you explain the most important facts about > your language.
Good idea.
> 2) Follow this short introduction by a list of well > posted questions.
Very good idea. This fits perfectly with my idea of making a text as readable as it could be, and it helps a potential replier to actually reply in a constructive way. Jan ===== "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J. Michael Straczynski __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts