This article is from the Aquaria Newsgroup Topics and Conversion Tables FAQ, by Todd Zebert and Erik Olson with numerous contributions by others.
When responding to a post, most newsreaders will include the original
message with some sort of character prefixed on every line, usually a
greater-than symbol, ``>''. Please delete as much unnecessary
information from the original post as possible, while still
maintaining continuity of the conversation. This includes extraneous
headers and information from the previous post that is not relevant to