[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu UK Forums

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Mon Mar 19 14:44:50 GMT 2007

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From: Johnathon Tinsley <Kirrus at kirrus.co.uk>
Date: Monday, March 19, 2007 1:26 pm
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu UK Forums
To: ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com

> > Hey there - thanks for the welcome ;-)
> > 
> > I'd tend to agree with you. It'd be great if the mailing list stuff
> > could get shunted to a forum too. I know a couple of LUG's 
> that do
> > that.
> > 
> > I suppose it's all pretty dependent on who you want to attract 
> to a
> discussion.
> Personally, I find email lists annoying. I get so many emails, status
> alerts, web-design mailing list etc already, I really don't need
> anymore. I prefer Forums, if just because I'm much more at home 
> in them.
> If I want to know when someone has replied, I'll use the reply
> notification. It means, I only get emails on subjects I'm interested
> in/can help with, whereas there is quite a lot of traffic on 
> this list
> that doesn't concern me, which has me hitting the delete key 
> quite a
> lot, even with the list in digest mode. 
> A forum/list gateway would be good. I guess the real question to ask
> now, is will it ever happen?
> Also, some of the rules of mailing lists elude me still. Can someone
> tell me what "top posting" is, and what I need to do?
> Regards,
> Kirrus

Top posting is adding your text above the previous text when replying to an email. It's bad because it breaks the flow of the conversation. You're not top posting so you don't need to do anything :)
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