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When you reply to another subscriber's post, your email app is likely to include a quoted copy of that post in your reply. In order to avoid cluttering our archives with extracopies of every post, we require all posters to remove the quoted text from their replies.
You may not realize your reply includes a copy of the previous post, because many email apps (like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, etc.) hide the copy from view. To delete such copies from your posts...
Note that you are allowed to quote brief portions of previous posts when needed for reference, provided you indicate who is being quoted, and you precede each line of quoted text with the ">" character.
If you forget to delete the quoted text from your reply, we have set up a content filter that will intercept the reply and send it to the moderation queue. If that happens, you must re-send your reply without the quoted text if you want it to be sent to the list. (Note: If you don't re-send your reply within a day or two, a moderator may decide to post your reply on your behalf, but this is not guaranteed.)
Our filter is simplistic and will sometimes block a reply that doesn't actually contain a full copy of the previous message. To detect such messages, the content filter is triggered by these text strings:
Note that "wrote:" and its translations only trigger the filter if they include the colon (":"), so if you want your post to include a short quote preceded by an attribution like "Jane wrote:" please omit the colon.
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Updated July, 2018