[R] Submissions that include an entire previous digest

Dennis Fisher fisher at plessthan.com
Sun Dec 12 17:13:55 CET 2010


Today's digest (Volume 94, Issue 12) contained an entire copy of Digest, Vol 94, Issue 11.  It appears that an inconsiderate poster (Message 39 in Issue 12) received the digest and clicked reply, thereby including the entire digest in his/her submission (> 6000 additional lines of text).  This made it difficult to scroll through the digest efficiently.

At minimum, posters should be aware that this is inconsiderable behavior.  

Is there some means for the mailing list to detect submissions that contain the entirety of a previous digest (e.g., rejecting emails that contain both "Subject: R-help Digest, Vol XX, Issue YY" and "End of R-help Digest, Vol XX, Issue YY") to prevent this problem?


Dennis Fisher MD
P < (The "P Less Than" Company)
Phone: 1-866-PLessThan (1-866-753-7784)
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