[ILUG] open list abuse
simon at koala.ie
Thu Sep 1 20:42:31 IST 2005
On Thursday 01 September 2005 20:02, kae verens wrote:
> I agree.
> Paul O'Malley wrote:
> >Ha almost straight away you do not know if the topic has anything to do
> >with the contents of the mail. :)
> >[note - if you think what follows is anything other than a plea for sane
> >posting then, I'm afraid that you are very much mistaken]
> >It is about time that the list owner took agressive and decisive action
> >against the almost criminal top posting by some people.
> >6) read
> >4) people read from top to
> >2) If you want to follow this item then you have to check the numbers on
> >the side.
> >1) Lets look at it this way.
> >3) Up until the advent of some very brain dead mailers and their owners,
> >5) bottom and it was easy enough to
> >So, please now agree with me that top posting is a problem, answers and
> >suggestions below please.
> >Paul O'Malley
why does it matter?
if you are using a threaded email program then you have the context
most emails get very long. the new content is what you want to read.
with a finite screen/window size.
so where is the new content going to be. why of course, you are right. it is
going to be at the top. the alternative is to have to scroll down to see the
answer to the previous message (which you probably just read 30 seconds ago)
this is like kde/gnome, emacs/vi
it is a personal decision. where is the tolerance?
i like guinness, you like carlsberg. so what?
we all like linux and (i assume) don't like microsoft. is that not a cause for
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