John Bokma wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> John Bokma wrote:
> [ quoting using Google Groups ]
>>> "To quote the previous message in your reply, click the "show options"
>>> link then the blue "Reply" link at the top of the post.
>> Hey it works! Sometime it works without clicking show options, like
>> when you first sign in. Google Groups is weird!
> Probably remembers your settings (e.g. show options).
> Final note, in some groups I participate in, some regulars (often the ones
> who know a lot and are careful with their time) kill file everyone using
> Google Groups  because it's often used by hit & run posters (asking a
> question, and when satisfied not even a thank you), people who didn't read
> the guidelines for Usenet usage, or people who just don't care.
>  one can do that based on message id.
Well said. That's why Blinky wrote the following page:
In short, I guess I'd say that letting people access UseNet via Google like
letting the lumberjack enter the amazonian forests.
Roy S. Schestowitz