Took the M for a stroll

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by android, Dec 30, 2013.

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    Eric Stevens Guest

    But why would you want to do that? A well behaved news reader will
    have left the a line at the head of the article (as has done yours)
    which makes clear the identity of the author of the article being
    replied to. It will also chop off the sig line at the bottom of the
    article unless (as in the case of your article) there is no proper sig
    limiter at the bottom.
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    Regards,

    Eric Stevens


    Chaos is found in the greatest abundance wherever order is being
    sought. It always defeats order, because it is better organised.
    -: Ly Tin Wheedle
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 15, 2014
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    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : >On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:50:41 -0500, Tony Cooper <>
    : >wrote:
    : >:
    : >: >On Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:42:21 -0500, Tony Cooper <>
    : >: >wrote:
    : >: >:
    : >: >: >In article <>,
    : >: >: >
    : >: >: >>
    : >: >: >> >I've moved the files associated to this thread... Link in sig.
    : >: >: >>
    : >: >: >> File, as of today. A photograph of a camera.
    : >: >: >
    : >: >: >There are folders to be found on that link, as you could see...
    : >: >:
    : >: >: That's easy for you to say. Yes, now that I'm looking for folders I
    : >: >: see what you mean. I've never seen that type of link before.
    : >: >:
    : >: >: Next time, don't put your link below your sig. You have a sig
    : >: >: delimiter, and when Agent readers open your post anything below the
    : >: >: delimiter is cut.
    : >: >
    : >: >Is that new in Version 7? I use Version 6 of Agent, and it doesn't cut the sig
    : >: >except in a reply to the article.
    : >: >
    : >: >Bob
    : >:
    : >: The statement is either incorrect or not worded to mean what the
    : >: writer meant. When you *open* a post to read, no version of Agent
    : >: cuts out the sig line or what's below it. When you *reply* to a post,
    : >: the sig line and anything below it is cut if the sig line is preceded
    : >: by a delimiter.
    : >
    : >Unless you highlight a portion (or all) of the original message for inclusion
    : >in the reply. If the highlighted portion includes the sig, it (the sig) will
    : >be preserved.
    : >
    : >Bob
    :
    : But why would you want to do that? A well behaved news reader will
    : have left the a line at the head of the article (as has done yours)
    : which makes clear the identity of the author of the article being
    : replied to. It will also chop off the sig line at the bottom of the
    : article unless (as in the case of your article) there is no proper sig
    : limiter at the bottom.

    You would want to do that if, for example, your reply included a comment on
    the sig.

    As for my signature, it hardly matters that I don't use a delimiter, as the
    sig itself is the same length as the delimiter would be. In the "old days",
    when I used a 4- or 5-line sig (I forget what the limit was) incorporating a
    graphic representation of my name and a social comment ("Everyone should adopt
    a homeless dog."), I did use a proper delimiter.

    The whole business about sig delimiters, like so much of Usenet lore, refers
    back to a time when bandwidth was much dearer than it is today. The rules and
    regulations, like today's occasional citations thereof, now seem amusingly
    quaint.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 17, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    --- snip ---
    It does matter actually. It's not just a question of message length:
    it's a question of what gets quoted and included in the thread as it
    continues. You shouldn't need a quoted sig to enable you to know who
    you are replying to. The level of quotes '>' and the attributions at
    the head of the reply should enable you to do that.
     
    Eric Stevens, Jan 17, 2014
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    Sandman Guest

    Well, for me it's just annoying that I have to delete some peoples
    signatures from my reply. It has nothing to do with saving bandwidth (which
    was a myth even back when we had 14.4k modems).

    It's just tiresome to always have to trim out the same content from the
    same persons.
     
    Sandman, Jan 17, 2014
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