Re: [OT] [whine] Please remove "was ..." when responding.



On 03 Mar 2006 21:21:56 GMT, Frank Slootweg <this@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote in news.software.readers:

Peter J Ross <pjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

<...>

tin has this, out of the box :-), :

# A regular expression that tin will use to find Subject suffixes
# which will be removed when replying or posting followup.
strip_was_regex=.\(([Ww]a[rs]|[Bb]y[l³]o):.*\)\s*$

That first "." puzzles me.
slrn regexes aren't case-sensitive by default, so there's no need for [Ww].
If I read German newsgroups I'd certainly use "wa[sr]".
"|" doesn't work at all in s-lang. :-(
I don't even know what language the part beginning with B is.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

My turn to whine: why did you mark a post that's partly about
newsreader configuration "OT"? ;-)

Yeah, I thought of that, but what is the marker for *partly* OT? :-)

[POT], of course!

Also, it's only a newsreader configuration issue for those few of us
with *real* newsreaders.

The "few" may be in the majority here.

For the vast majority of mere mortals, it's a
*netiquette* issue! :-)

And Blinky is the egregious violater of netiquette in this case,
having got the whole "was..." thing completely wrong. :-)

PJR :-)
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