[Mageia-discuss] Help about gmane and broken threads

Sinner from the Prairy sinnerbofh at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 04:33:16 CEST 2010

Hi André,

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Andre Machado <afmachado at dcemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,

> For the good of all, I started to use Gmane,

Thank you so so so much. This is the first post that is not breaking a thread.


> but when I will reply a post, it
> often says that is much quoted text.

Then, you are quoting too much text compared of the amount of new text
you are ading to the conversation.

> Is this normal?

It is normal when you quote a very long message and you add only very little.

>  What are the maximum allowed?

I don't know. But my guess is that quoting a 200 lines email just to
ad a one line answer is not good.

Not good for the server, and not good for everybody reading the messages.

Think about it.

You'll have to download a huge message over cellular network (most
read emails on smartphones), which takes time, battery and goes
against the data download limit.

And then, you have to scroll many many many lines just for a single line.

Not great.

This is why there are all this rules in place.

> Can I erase all > signs except the first one?

That will be awful. You will just "cheating".

Thin why are there rules, to help everybody, to make it easier to read
more than 1000 messages in one week.

Just trim (= remove) what is not needed.

> Sorry for anything,

Don't worry. We all learn all the time, nobody is born knowing it all.

> André

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