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Re: Quoting style

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Quoting style
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 18:28:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Teemu Likonen <> writes:

> On 2009-09-14 10:55 (-0500), Ted Zlatanov wrote:
>> On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 05:59:03 +0200 Slackrat <> wrote:
>>> Would you be willing to share your method of getting the poster's
>>> initials to preceed the quotted texf as per above?
>> Supercite will do it. It looks bad in Outlook and web interfaces,
>> though, so choose your audience carefully.
> A minor rant: I think nobody should use Supercite and its "TL> " or
> "Teemu> " quoting. As everybody knows the de facto standard is "> "
> (with nesting) and it's the most widely supported style. People are used
> to read nestes >'s so it's the easiest style to read and understand. If
> you (general "you") want to write messages for other people (not just
> for yourself or for other limited audience) then please use the standard
> and forget about all weird custom stuff.
> There are some groups of people who tend to use bad quotations:
> Microsoft Outlook users, Gmail users, Emacs Rmail and Supercite users.

Agreed 100%. Some usenet groups have become almost unreadable because of
"custom" indent or indent not being used at all. Some MS SW users dont
indent at all and just followup after a "-------" seperator or often
nothing at all. Truly horrible.

While freedom and choice is good, making it too easy for people to break
standards using something like gnus is not a good way forward IMO.

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