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[Pan-devel] Re: Instructions for Building Pan from CVS for Windows

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-devel] Re: Instructions for Building Pan from CVS for Windows
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 14:53:43 -0700
User-agent: Pan/ (As She Crawled Across the Table)

DPA posted <address@hidden>, excerpted below, 
on Wed, 01 Mar 2006 13:03:01 -0500:

> Umm  I have no idea how this got posted so many times, I am sorry if 
> anyone received this multiple times.
> DPA wrote:
>> Sorry for the long delay in doing this, I went back and downloaded a 
>> fresh copy from CVS and applied all the patches I had.  After

No personal offense intended, but...

So you post the whole thing once again, top posting, with the entire thing
underneath, unsnipped?

There's a reason PAN defaults to bottom posting, and warns when you post a
tiny reply with a huge quote -- it helps discourage unthinking behavior of
this type.  Yeah I know you didn't do it purposefully, but come on, what
part of a two line reply to a 300 line quote doesn't ring alarm bells,
regardless of what the content of  the post is?  Even if there's a reason
for it, it should cause you to stop a moment and think whether it's
really necessary, just on principle, and when it's an apology for multiple
postings in the /first/ place, why compound the issue by posting the
entire 300 plus line thing as a quote once /again/?

Everyone makes mistakes, and it can't be undone now, but please, next
time, think a bit before hitting that send button.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman in

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