Re: USAGE: Please snip! (was Re: USAGE: Internetese deviancy - the definite article)
|From:||B. Garcia <madyaas@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 28, 2004, 7:59|
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 17:19:27 +1000, Tristan Mc Leay
Generally you only need to quote one, maybe two at most of the
> posts, and generally of that only a sentence or two per reply. You only
> need to provide context: For the entire details, your audience can see
> the previous emails (either in their own collection or on the list
Sometimes though when breaking down someone's argument i'll separate
their post into lines, and discuss each one, giving context to the
reader, as well as making it easier for me to analyze what they say.
But I agree, cut the LONG conversations down. Especially the ones with
the messy formatting.
Something gets lost when you translate,
It's hard to keep straight, perspective is everything
- Invisible ink - Aimee Mann -