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Re: [T3] problem with my squareback backfiring found out what wrong

On 5 Mar 2002, at 16:52, Daniel Baum wrote:

> Isn't punctuation wonderful?
> Could we at least make an effort to write legibly? We don't expect e-mail to be
> a great literary masterpiece, but the odd full-stop (that's a "period" for you
> Americans) and comma really help people understand what you mean!

I'm gonna side with Daniel on this one. It's easy to sit down at the keyboard 
and just type something knowing that I know what I mean, but it's entirely 
different to have in mind that I want to MAKE SURE that the reader 
understands what I'm trying to say.

This list gives everyone a chance to have their moment "on the soapbox," but 
if you think that just getting "your moment" is the whole point, then, at least 
in my opinion, you've missed the point.

The point is to pass on information so that others pick it up and understand 
it. That burden is on the sender.

None of this should be taken as a specific criticism of the particular writer 
who started this thread. There are plenty of examples out there, and each of 
us has to work to make his/her posts understandable.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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