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st: RE: how to respond to a posting when using statalist digest

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: how to respond to a posting when using statalist digest
Date   Sat, 20 Aug 2005 18:03:25 +0100

You can still reply to what you get, by extracting 
the relevant part of the posting and commenting on

It is clearly especially important in such a case

* to remove all irrelevant material 

* to copy the appropriate subject line into 
your own subject line. 

This procedure can mess up the record of threads 
in an archive somewhat, but obliging people to 
subscribe to the non-digest version of Statalist 
before they can reply to postings would be contrary to the 
spirit of Statalist, which is to recognise clearly 
that for many readers the digest format is preferable. 

> I receive the statalist digest.   How do I respond to a 
> posting?  If I 
> return the email with history, the list server may receive a 
> long list of 
> questions from that day.  If I don't include the history, 
> then the thread 
> may be lost.  I could respond directly to the poster, but my 
> understanding is to keep the responses in the community. 
> When I go through the listing of statalist, and 
> find the thread, 
> I can't find a way to return the posting. 

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