Could we follow the Code of Conduct of Ubuntu mailing lists?

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 13:33:51 UTC 2012


I send my emails from my iPod, and I cannot figure out how to bottom-post. I have tried it, but it will not let me. Somebody, please tell me how to do this.


On Jun 16, 2012, at 3:54 AM, Mika Suomalainen <mika.henrik.mainio at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> Hi,
> 
> Could everyone on this list follow the Ubuntu ML CoC?
> 
> There are at least two problems on emails with this list if we look at
> http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists
> 
> Problem 1: HTML mail.
> 
> This causes downloading of emails to be very slow for some people who
> are on slow mobile broadband connection (like me during week).
> 
> - From CoC:
> 
> ```
> HTML mail
> 
> Avoid sending emails in HTML format, if possible. Some people may find
> it more difficult to read or reply to these emails. Also, HTML email
> takes up more space, so people with restricted Internet access will be
> happier to receive plain text emails.
> ```
> 
> If you cannot see what does that "HTML email takes up more space"
> means, look at the message source. In Thunderbird and Icedove you can
> see it by pressing CTRL + U.
> 
> Problem 2: Topposting
> 
> Many people on this list are replying above the original message. This
> makes the email hard to read for someone who hasn't read the emails
> before that. If everyone bottom posted, new subscriber could get all
> information what happened on the thread before.
> 
> - From CoC (under "Technical guidelines")
> 
> ```
> Write your email underneath the email which you are replying to.
> ```
> 
> NOTE: I don't mean that people who are limited by health or something
> else should do this if they cannot. But keep in mind that most of
> people in this list have no reason to break those guidelines and if
> they have, I would be interested to hear the reasons unless they are
> too private and in that case I cannot see any reason to break them.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> - -- 
> [Mika Suomalainen](https://mkaysi.github.com/) ||
> 
> NOTICE! I am on mobile broadband with very limited time, so I cannot
> read emails very much.
> The best time to contact me is probably week ends when I have better
> connectivity with good luck.
> 
> [gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys
> 4DB53CFE82A46728](http://mkaysi.github.com/PGP/key.txt) ||
> [Why do I sign my
> emails?](http://mkaysi.github.com/PGP/WhyDoISignEmails.html) ||
> [Please don't send
> HTML.](http://mkaysi.github.com/articles/complaining/HTML.html) ||
> [This signature](https://gist.github.com/2643070#file_icedove.md) ||
> 
> [Please reply below this
> line](http://mkaysi.github.com/articles/complaining/topposting.html)
> 
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