At 11:22 PM 12/17/98 +0000, Martin Burns at EasyWeb Design wrote:
>Annoys the hell out of me too - I asked why at the time when it was
>introduced, and don't remember getting a good case for it.
I think the purpose was to try to reduce the number of one-liner
posts passing through the list by making it easier to reply to the original
poster alone than to the list.