• can you adjust your quoting thing

    From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to August Abolins on Mon May 4 07:09:36 2020
    Re: can you adjust your quoting thing
    By: August Abolins to mark lewis on Sun May 03 2020 23:06:00


    BTW: can you adjust your quoting thing so that there's a space
    after the initials and greater than sign? see above, where the
    quoted text is flush up against the symbol... i've been manually
    adding the spaces but it is getting a bit meh...

    I forgot to mention.. was that SBBS feature that couldn't handle
    quoting unless there was a space after the .gt. symbol? LOL

    nope...

    Or, was it a problem with the specific editor you were using?

    nope...

    it was a readability ""problem"" (aka visual asthetics)... having the space makes it a lot easier to read the actual quoted text instead of having to mentally separate it from the lead-in quote attribution portion when it is all mashed together...


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/360 to mark lewis on Sun May 3 22:39:59 2020
    On Sunday 03/05/2020 2:13 p.m., mark lewis : August Abolins wrote:

    BTW: can you adjust your quoting thing so that there's a space
    after the initials and greater than sign? see above, where the
    quoted text is flush up against the symbol... i've been manually
    adding the spaces but it is getting a bit meh...

    Hmmm.. The missing space does seem unusual. I'll have to take another
    look at the original when I get back to my openxp system.

    Meanwhile.. Maybe you can use the tool referenced in my sig line. It does an amazing job "cleaning up" scattered quoted lines. It does the nice indentations
    and extra .gt. signs where necessary.


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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to August Abolins on Sun May 3 16:00:11 2020
    Re: can you adjust your quoting thing
    By: August Abolins to mark lewis on Sun May 03 2020 22:39:59


    BTW: can you adjust your quoting thing so that there's a space
    after the initials and greater than sign? see above, where the
    quoted text is flush up against the symbol... i've been manually
    adding the spaces but it is getting a bit meh...

    Hmmm.. The missing space does seem unusual. I'll have to take another
    look at the original when I get back to my openxp system.

    in software that allows one to define the quote format, it is generally caused by forgetting the trailing space...

    Meanwhile.. Maybe you can use the tool referenced in my sig line.
    It does an amazing job "cleaning up" scattered quoted lines. It
    does the nice indentations and extra .gt. signs where necessary.

    it cannot work in a linux command line ssh or telnet terminal, though ;)


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to August Abolins on Sun May 3 18:01:00 2020
    Hello mark!

    ** On Sunday 03.05.20 - 16:00, mark lewis wrote to August Abolins:

    Hmmm.. The missing space does seem unusual. I'll have to take another
    look at the original when I get back to my openxp system.

    in software that allows one to define the quote format, it is generally caused by forgetting the trailing space...

    I hadn't changed anything for months. I don't know why (or when) the
    space disappeared in my replies. The quote function is re-entered now
    with a fresh space after the symbol. It looks like this reply is cooperating.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the matter.


    Meanwhile.. Maybe you can use the tool referenced in my sig line.
    It does an amazing job "cleaning up" scattered quoted lines. It
    does the nice indentations and extra .gt. signs where necessary.

    it cannot work in a linux command line ssh or telnet terminal, though ;)

    I thought Linux people could operate auxiliary programs in a VM (like in
    the good old OS2-Win days) and copy paste between apps.


    ../|ug

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12 to August Abolins on Sun May 3 20:44:15 2020
    Re: can you adjust your quoting thing
    By: August Abolins to August Abolins on Sun May 03 2020 18:01:00


    in software that allows one to define the quote format, it is
    generally caused by forgetting the trailing space...

    I hadn't changed anything for months. I don't know why (or when)
    the space disappeared in my replies. The quote function is re-entered
    now with a fresh space after the symbol. It looks like this reply is cooperating.

    it is :)

    Thanks for the heads-up on the matter.

    thank you :)

    Meanwhile.. Maybe you can use the tool referenced in my sig line.
    It does an amazing job "cleaning up" scattered quoted lines. It
    does the nice indentations and extra .gt. signs where necessary.

    it cannot work in a linux command line ssh or telnet terminal,
    though ;)

    I thought Linux people could operate auxiliary programs in a VM
    (like in the good old OS2-Win days) and copy paste between apps.

    we can but why? i'm reading a message; i hit the reply button; i select the lines i want to quote, hit enter, and then i'm in my editor to write my reply... i'm doing this all online to my BBS... why would i want to do all that copying and pasting back and forth?

    if i'm reading using my point setup with golded, same thing... why do all that when i have the tools at hand already? ;)


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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to mark lewis on Sun May 3 23:06:00 2020
    Hello mark!

    ** On Sunday 03.05.20 - 16:00, mark lewis wrote to August Abolins:

    BTW: can you adjust your quoting thing so that there's a space
    after the initials and greater than sign? see above, where the
    quoted text is flush up against the symbol... i've been manually
    adding the spaces but it is getting a bit meh...

    I forgot to mention.. was that SBBS feature that couldn't handle quoting unless there was a space after the .gt. symbol? LOL Or, was it a
    problem with the specific editor you were using?



    ../|ug

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to mark lewis on Sun May 3 23:29:00 2020
    Hello mark!

    ** On Sunday 03.05.20 - 20:44, mark lewis wrote to August Abolins:

    .... i'm reading a message; i hit the reply button; i select
    the lines i want to quote, hit enter, and then i'm in my editor to write my reply... i'm doing this all online to my BBS... why would i want to do all that copying and pasting back and forth?

    if i'm reading using my point setup with golded, same thing... why do all that when i have the tools at hand already? ;)


    I hear ya. I'd love to see similar built-in capability when replying to messages when using Thunderbird. Fidolook for OutlookExpress was
    amazing.

    OpenXP does a pretty good job with messages that arrive via true FTN. But there are issues with some othernets that I am curently exploring that
    arrive via nntp using OpenXP. For those, it looks like Thunderbird will
    be the only way to go; I would only use the Reformator/Quoter to retain a Fidostyle quote for a larger section of the message.

    But, with the threading capabilities these days, I am considering not
    quoting much at all. It is just as easy to hit the necessary "control" to navigate through a thread:

    컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
    When reference links available
    (Maus, Fido):

    + Go to the next message in the
    reference link (if any)

    - Go to the original message in the reference
    link (as long as it's still in the
    messagebase).

    Cursor-Left and Cursor-Right Toggles between
    messages in the same reference link.



    The more systems would be conscious of using msgids/threading, then
    quoting wouldn't be needed much at all.



    ../|ug

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