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Re: [APD] Re:quotes, religion, etc
On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 REDRAGON40 at aol_com wrote:
Also, I don't think religion or dating has a place as an ad on APD. At the
end of Scheibe's message were ads for the Gospel Principles List, Plan of
Salvation through Book of Mormon, and then an LSD singles list.
At the end of Wright Huntley's message is a quotation from Isabel Paterson,
whoever that is. Why? What does it have to do with aquatic plants?
Well, I think it's been a longstanding acceptable practice to include
personal quotations or other things in one's signature, often with nothing
to do with the particular subject. Years ago I used to include an
elaborate indication of how far I had progressed on my doctoral
disseration. Nowadays, some folks' messages have ads at the end placed by
their ISP. Can't control it either. I think the expectation is to keep
it brief, only a few lines.
I agree about all the top posting and over-quoting, though. It's very
annoying for the poor few who get the list in digest mode, and clutters
the archive. But you're probably fighting a losing battle when 90% of the
world is using Outlook for their mail.
erik at thekrib dot com
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