I have been thinking about this gentle rant for a while...
Some threads are becoming difficult to follow.
Be sure that your response is actually part of the thread and not some new
thread - edit subject line.
If a message contains a huge patch, edit it out of your reply to save
BUT, copy enough of the original message so that we can tell who you are
responding to and particularly who you are thanking. A general thanks
doesn't let us know whose work you found helpful.
Like many on this list, I often spend a good bit of time to provide feedback
and small tutorial patches if the problem really interests me and making the
patch teaches me something.
Gary Lee Nelson