acer aspire one & Kubuntu
myriam at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 29 11:16:25 UTC 2009
[totally OT regarding the subject of this thread BTW]
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 09:16, Errol Sapir <errol at tzora.co.il> wrote:
> I did "reply to a thread but deleted the contents, and started a new thread
> with a new title. I did that for convenience of addressing. I realize that
> it was a mistake and apologize.
> As for Top replying----- well that is a valid discussion because there are
> pros and cons to both ways of writing a reply. There isn't a "polite" way.
There is a consensus that top posting is not recommended when you are
actually replying to somebody. It makes little sense to do the
Answer: well, try to read the discussion we have and tell me if it's
easy to read...
Question: why is that bad style?
Answer: because it is bad style..
Question: why not top posting?
Also, the mailing list etiquette given for the "ubuntu lists states
that one should avoid top posting, so posting on such a list means
that the posters should respect that etiquette. See also:
Now, if you are making a general disclaimer to notify the readers
about some particular fact about your post, you can post it on top at
the beginning: I did so to notify that this thread is OT, it's also
good style to notify very long posts on the top.
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