posting style preferences was Re: Why one cannot recommend the freerunner as a daily phone (was Re: Is a FreeRunner sufficient for me?)
openmoko at ginguppin.de
Fri Jun 26 11:29:18 CEST 2009
any chance you fight that out somewhere else?
the discussions about the prefered posting style (and no, there's no
rule!) is as old as the internet -- and both positions still live and kick.
that can only mean one thing:
for both prefs good reasons exist and no party could ever convince the
if you, please, would stop to argue on that mostly religuous level and
look to what you (hopefully) want to achieve?
"do not top post!" is as stupid as "do not bottom post!", and assumptions
what users do, are always subjective -- if i receive a mail with bottom
posting, i don not read the entire mail, but scroll to the part not cited
(usually marked by different color or missing symbol at line position 0).
simply always cut down the mail to tzhe neccissities, do not stupidly type
either bottom or top.
the realy annoyance is not top or bottom posting, the real annoyance are
those stupid mails where simply everything everybody once saidf is
included -- and even those fighting for "nettiquette" do that very often!
a good rule _would_ be to imagine, that recipients _are_ reading the mails
on their fr -- it easily reminds you to not live for dogms but for common
btw: those lengthy mails are annoying not only on the fr but even on my
netbook with about 600px screen height! and that is use rather often to
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