> Salutations to ye netizens of ye olde Usenet. Do any of you know how to
> trim your posts before submitting?
Yes, I do. I also know not to post to irrelevant groups, and
how to mark crossposts and how to set Followup-To: lines, which
apparently you don't.
Why your post went to alt.bible, sci.crypt, news.groups
and alt.astronomy is a bit of a mystery. I am replying to
> I have to spend most of my Usenet reading time scrolling past quoted
> text, rather than reading. Many posts appear as gangly hydras of broken
> quotational gibberish lines. This ungainly sight is a digital horror.
I beg to differ. If you are replying to a certain part of the text,
it is good form to quote that part, and then reply (like I am doing
here). This way, context is preserved.
> Netizens Against Portly And Long Messages (NAPALM) is here to help
> educate you about cultivating a positive and blossoming reading
> experience without the word wall weeds choking the binary blooms.
><trim> your talk.
><snip> your screed.
><redact> your rant.
><condense> your caterwaul.
I have no idea what the second, third and fourth sentences mean.
Maybe, as somebody who advocates clear writing, you should try it
> For Heaven's sake, cut it out, literally. Trim the phatt phrum yer
> portly posts, please!