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From: Michael D Retter <>
Subject: Re: Multiple replies
Date: Sat, 07 Nov 1998 12:19:19 +1100
>Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 22:45:25 +1100
>To: Brian Randell <>
>From: Michael D Retter <>
>Subject: Re: Multiple replies
>At 10:30 4/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>>Might I gently suggest that it would be more informative if people, in
>>stating whether or not they like to see all replies to all queries, would
>>indicate whether their connection to the Internet is one that takes
>>advantage of free (or extremely cheap) local calls, or instead one that
>>involves their having to pay non-trivial telephone charges that are all
>>calculated based on connection time - as is the case for many people here
>>in the UK (i.e. many of the people who provide answers to questions).
>To Brian et al
>My server fees are around 7 pence per minute, and a local telephone call
fee of around 20P non timed (i.e. unlimited).
>However, my normal mode of operation is to log on, download all mail from
the server, and log off, and usually I can do that in under 2 minutes. Then
all vetting, reading, discarding or whatever, and replies, postings etc are
composed at leisure whilst offline.
>Therefore, I am in favour of all replies being posted to the list. This
way the possibilities of usable information, comment, advice, even humour
are much wider.
>Just one person's view.
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