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21 "More Original Lines than New Lines" Error in a Newsreader?




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21 "More Original Lines than New Lines" Error in a Newsreader?


If you receive a "More Original Lines than New Lines" or "More Quoted
Text than Original Text," or another similar error when trying to
follow-up to a Usenet news article, your newsreader program is not
to blame.

This is an option set by your system administrator to prevent users
from sending articles which contain, for example, 100 lines of quoted
text with "I agree" added to the bottom. Such articles are considered
a nuisance. Consider editing the quoted text for clarity.

Some users adjust their newsreader to use an unusual quote character.
In some cases, this can fool the news server software and thwart your
provider's options. Please be aware that this is a blatant
circumvention of your provider's policies, and may result in loss of
your Internet access. This type of action is inadvisable.

If the quoted text limitation really bothers you, try *politely*
asking your provider to change this option in their news server
software.

 

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