Re: [OPE] RE:

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Thu Sep 17 2009 - 10:04:38 EDT

2009/9/17 GERALD LEVY <>

> Dogan and Dave:
> Jurriaan doesn't take out the "RE:", he just doesn't add it.
> Rather than receiving postings he receives his messages through
> the archives and then composes replies. That means that he has
> to manually type in the subject line, I think. I feel confident
> in saying that he intended no offense to anyone on the list by
> so doing.
> I think this illustrates the wisdom of the following: given two or
> more possible interpretations of the motivations of listmembers,
> I think it's a good idea in the absence of evidence to the contrary to
> pick the most charitable one. We don't need unnecessary fights based
> on misreadings and misunderstandings.

Agreed. I did not agree with Dogan's sense of being 'insulted'! Just that
removing the common subject line makes it harder to follow a thread,
especially when the posts are written in an impersonal style, without reply
lines etc.

//Dave Z

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