Re: : Please TRIM the message histories, especially when digest!!
- Subject: Re: : Please TRIM the message histories, especially when digest!!
- From: Betty Wilkerson <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 12:33:32 -0400
Hi John, Gesine and all!,
I realize I am one of the main offenders on this
issue. Since I have neither the time or the patience to do all of this new
learning, hunting, and memory, etc., I will refrain from posting on "iris
talk." Just not worth the effort. Anyone that wants to correspond can reach
me "off list."
Zone 6 KY
From: Gesine Lohr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Iris Hort <email@example.com>; Gesine Lohr <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Phloid
<email@example.com>; John Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oct 5, 2014 2:26 pm
Subject: Re:: [iris] Please TRIM the message histories,
especially when digest!!
1) How to customize how you see/get
John Jones runs iris-talk, I'm cc-ing him -- (thanks for running
OK, googling around, I see
I've pasted the info from
there, below (between the 2 lines of stars)
So, that's how you sign up, for
--getting all posts sent individually to your mailbox,
posts sent in digest form,
--or being able to post, needing to read the group
at its site/archives
To read iris-talk's archived messages, it's easy,
--then click on
which puts you at the archive.
Then, you click on the month, e.g. October
you'll see the messages, VERY CLEAR TO SEE! sorted by THREAD --
you can search the archived messages!
You can, as well as seeing the messages
sorted by thread, see them
sorted by date, or by author -- which can be very
2) About trimming off most of the "message history tails" of things,
when you post,
*especially* if you are replying to a digest --
they needed to see the prior message, to respond -- OK,
why not leave just a
BIT of the immediately-previous message,
attached to your post? That's pretty
common "netiquette" for internet
When people leave the entire thread
hanging, especially when they're
responding to a digest, it's REALLY long!
Those of us with
not-so-fast internet connections, not-so-great computers, and
us wearing glasses, often find this difficult to read. You have to
scroll down, *repeatedly*, through the same swamp of all the previous
So, I hope you all will consider trimming a lot more!
Yep, I could go to
archives and read the threads there -- which I do
when a particular topic is
something I'm really interested in --
Google searches are our friend!
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Date: Fri, 03 Oct
2014 23:17:19 -0400
From: Phloid <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[iris] Please TRIM the message histories, especially when digest!!
not-digest so supposedly all posts are sent to my mailbox
However, sometimes the only way I get to see a post is
when it is untrimmed
from someone's reply to it. The parent version is
not getting sent to my
mailbox. Happening to anyone else? Any ideas how
to resolve? Untrimmed
histories helps me when that happens but I'd
prefer to see the original of
On 10/3/2014 2:43 PM, Gesine Lohr wrote:
people are forgetting to TRIM off the message histories!
> So please
remember to trim! thanks,
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