Please trim your quotes

John R. Levine <>
Fri, 19 Oct 90 14:13:33 EDT

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From: John R. Levine <>
Keywords: Administrivia
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 90 14:13:33 EDT

As you have probably noticed, the volume of traffic in comp.compilers is
considerably higher than it used to be. One of the most time-consuming jobs
in moderating the group is trimming down the quotes in articles. In most
cases, you can expect readers to have seen the previous article, so only a
few lines of quoted text should be needed to remind the reader of the context.

I have installed a simple-minded quote filter that mechanically returns to
the sender any message that contains more quoted than unquoted lines. Please
edit your quoted text before you send in a response, to avoid having the
filter bounce your message.

John Levine, comp.compilers moderator

PS: Your moderator, who still reads and edits all messages before posting,
will not be impressed by noise lines added to confuse the filter.

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