This article is from the Quotations FAQ, by Sir Hans email@example.com Jason Newquist firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)
"Mountolive" (1959) 7
Stay to the point, indicate if you are requesting something, and if
you follow-up to something, check whether the header is still relevant.
If it isn't you should edit the header so that it has your subject, but
keep the old one there in square brackets.
Many people type the kind of post in caps, followed by a colon and then
a brief explanation. For example:
ANNOUNCE: quotations web page
QUOTES: Tom Stoppard
**IDENTIFY**: mystery quote on bananas
You get the idea. Bad subjects include ``quotations'' or ``help'', as
this doesn't tell the public much of anything. If you are specific,
odds are you will garner more responses then just a general cry in the
dark bleakness of cyberspace.