Re: META: quoting

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 19:56:32 MST

Gordon Worley wrote:
> Okay, this has been getting on my nerves for the past few days and I
> think I'll fuss about it. :-P
> It seems that lately a number of people have been quoting previous
> messages as such:
> << xxx
> some message here
> >>
> Well, I don't know about everyone else, but I find these messages hard
> to read. Normal quoting style (a quote character(s) all down the left
> most column(s)) makes it immediately clear to the eye what is old and
> what is new. Rather than being able to quickly scan quoted material for
> a refresher, though, I'm having to read everything. Especially since I
> have to really watch to see where a quote ends and new text begins.

I endorse Gordon Worley's comments in my capacity as list moderator. If
your mail client allows for normal quoting style, please use it, and don't
forget the attribution.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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