[ubuntu-art] Again, top-posting. (*sigh*)
thecookieofdoom at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 01:07:14 BST 2008
On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 8:00 PM, Dean Landolt <dean at deanlandolt.com> wrote:
>> I'm getting a bit tired of this eternal Top Posting rant. In the
>> future mail, please perceived offenders off-list.
> I know I'm just a lurker who has very little to offer, but frankly, this
> constant complaint is off putting. I totally understand the sentiment, but
> it doesn't help the signal to noise ratio of the list (another regular
> ubuntu-art mailing list
> ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
> Well, top posting is quite annoying when you're trying to view the thread
linearly. Imagine if on a forum someone kept finding a way of posting before
the original author way back on page one.
Anyway, in Gmail it's pretty easy to avoid. When you do a replay just page
down to after the person to whom your replying and type your message there.
It's a simple thing to do and it makes everything really easy to read for
everyone. Maybe those who find it most annoying should just put something in
their signature about it?
It's rude to do it, but if someone doesn't know about it they shouldn't be
made to feel like they are an idiot and shouldn't be posting to the list.
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