caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 6 20:38:17 GMT 2007
lairddoog-mailstar at yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> */Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk>/* wrote:
> Matthew East wrote:
> > On Tue, February 6, 2007 8:46 am, Alan Pope wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 01:04 +0000, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> >>> If somebody comes up with a good text I'm happy to put it in
> >>> mailman's post to new subscribers.
> > How about the following:
> > http://www.ubuntu.com/community/lists/etiquette
> Looks good, although I'd like to see a bit more about quoting. It
> suggest users intersperse their replies with the original message, so
> that responses to points follow the points raised in the original.
> Posters should also separate the points they are making with blank
> Or is that too complicated for newbies?
> Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
> IT Services Division, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester
> M13 9PL.
> T: +44 (0)161 275 6093, F: +44 (0)870 136 1004, M: +44 (0)773 330 0039
> E: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk, H: http://www.man.ac.uk/Tony.Arnold
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> Perhaps a tad patronising Tony. We newbies might develop better in an
> environment where we don't feel an encumbrance to such accomplished
I think we need to look at what the email clients we ship with do.
Normal users will be using evolution, or thunderbird, or kmail, or
webmail like googlemail. Some of the email rules seem to designed to
make people using 'friendly' clients reproduce the behaviour of old
We seem to spend far to much discussing this. I've seen horrors like top
posting done by core developers on other lists are really no-one cares ;)
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