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Email overkill

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Patricia Munce (pdmun)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 20:43:17 -0800

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We are suffering from the teacher's lounge, I fear. A few easy rules would

l. Use a good title so that if you have a program like Eudora, you can see
the titles easily and skip what doesn't interest us.

2. Don't copy all of the other person's message when you answer. We need
to remember, not everyone knows how to take out all or part of the message
that is being answered. A little patience for the new online people,

3. Beating a topic to death, digging it up again, and beating it again,
really does annoy everyone.
I don't even want to write the word for the last one we had here for weeks,
it seemed.
( I am talking about the big "S" topic.) I was really to drop out too. Enough.

4. Sometimes it would be better to send the message just to the person
writing it. I do that a lot.
The thanks to so and so is nice, but do I want it on my computer?
Yeah, like I want acne again.

30 messages a day is getting a bit much for me. How about everyone else?
Are we hurting the purpose or is this the price we pay for being online and

Finally, a sage few words of advice.

When the horse dies, get off.


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