Re: HP Scanjet 5200C in Vista, anyone?
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 22:16:07 -0500, huwyngr
> I normally do but I use an Off Line Reader that makes that unnecessary
> and in any case it should be obvious who I'm addressing.
> Try using a threaded view and read back if you need to.
Even using threading, not everyone's newsreader is set to display
already-read messages. And in many cases, already-read messages are
I, for example, don't display already-read messages, since it would
take me much longer to go through all the messages in busy newsgroups.
And even if I haven't yet deleted the previous messages in a thread,
I'm hardly ever willing to take the extra time to turn on viewing read
messages and look for what you're replying to.
So the simple fact of the matter is that, beside quoting being
standard netiquette, if you don't do it, a large portion of the
participants in the newsgroup will not be able to understand your
messages, and simply ignore them.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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