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arne anka openmoko at
Sat Jul 19 12:06:12 CEST 2008

imho the number of people adverse to top postings equals more or less the  
number of people being annoyed by down-postings.
just recently i got mail over 4 pages (with  a screen 19200x1200 and 11px  
font!) with just one (and above all rather meaninmgless) sentence below.

ususally i know from the subject and a short glance a) what the thread was  
about or b) if i am inclined to read the mail.

this top/down is not going to solve anything ... there are imho two rules  
to be observed instead:
- use meaningful subjects
- quote only what is absolutely necessary

and btw: for the sake of future generations and the archive:
_never_ do something like "oh! i found a solution! it's here:  
http://someoutsideurl. bye"
there is little more annoying but searching the archives for a specific  
problem, hitting a "solved"-post and seeing it points to a dead link w/o  
citing the solution!

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