Posted by DH on November 16, 2004
In Reply to: Little tricks posted by Lotg (Australia) on November 16, 2004
: Some time ago ESC suggested bracketing our country name against our nom de plumes, in order to give others a better idea of our origins. I thought it was a good idea and did it for a while, then got lazy.
: But another good idea that I notice some people such as Smokey, David G and SR do, is place their initials at the end of their comments.
: I know I'm a slow learner and it's taken me a while to register this. But when replying to a long thread, sometimes I reply to comments further up the chain but can't remember who made them. So I have to go keep clicking back to find out. However, when people place their initials at the end of the comments - I can see instantly who made them.
: So maybe this is a good habit for us to get into???
Yes, yes, I've had much the same experience (another slow learner), forgetting whom I was addressing, forever attributing a thread to the wrong contributor, placing a response in the wrong place, etc etc
Good for you! --uh, whoever you are. So initials is a great idea. One guy was so put off by the system (not Gary's as he has no control over it--but Bills, bless him)that he referred to a followup by the number of colons--DH