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FAQ: Where to post in REC.ARTS.MOVIES.*
Section - SECTION FOUR : Hints on how to present your article

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Here are some hints to help you to make your post more attractive :

1. While doing a follow-up on a post, you may want to edit the content of
   the pervious post. There is no need to quote ALL of the content of 
   ALL previous messages in a thread when creating a short reply. Doing 
   so will force readers to scroll through about two pages of the same 
   text quoted over and over again in subsequent replies, which often 
   include only 1 or 2 lines of new comment. For those that have the 
   capability, please try to quote just the passages to which you are 
   responding, not the entire long message or thread. 

2. Some newsreaders are limited to 80 columns. So, if someone types
   very lone lines (132 to 255 characters), readers may have to press 
   End/Home or scroll horizontally to read each line. If your software 
   doesn't word-wrap when you type, you could help us out by putting a
   carriage return before the 80th character.

3. Some people put the name of the newsgroup to which they are posting  
   in the subject line. This could be annoying since readers cannot tell
   what is the content of that post. Please try to use a meaningful 
   subject line that describes the content of your post. 



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