When you reply to a message please edit your reply - cut out a lot of the unnecessary re-quoted stuff. This is especially true when you reply from a digest. Cut off all of those other tag-along messages.
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Those who push the envelope regarding civility, and who regularly start disputes by posting "baiting" comments about individuals will find they are no longer welcome in the community.