list rules [was: Reconfigure after changing Video Card]
jordon at envygeeks.com
Sun Aug 1 19:13:15 UTC 2010
On 8/1/2010 2:01 PM, A. Jorge Garcia wrote:
>> On 08/01/2010 1:18 PM, bilwalsh wrote:
>> Ignore the buttheads!
> You sure we can trim, I was told point blank not to worry about bandwidth....
Trimming isn't to save bandwidth, it's to create efficiency. Would you
rather read through 100 lines of diagnostics every post, or simply trim
it :P. Some people don't trim at all, and we end up with threads that
have 20 peoples worth of replies, getting deeper and deeper because
nobody decides to trim, it makes it hard to sort through because the
quote depth gets deep. One time it was so deep for me it created a
horizontal scroll bar in my email reader >.>, I ended up having to spam
the thread so it would stop showing up.
The ignore buttheads I don't always agree with because everybody has
some reason to be some way to somebody. Be it injecting ambigious
interpretations into a subject giving a whole new meaning to moot when
they reply or flat out being ironic to the point you just have to shove
their face in the dirt and kick them while they're down. It's not
something you should always do though and certainly not a reason to
ignore somebody as long as they give respect and thanks where it
belongs, don't go too far OT and don't do it a lot.
List conventions are subjective in all forms though, each person has
their own interpretation, but the general rules (to me) are: Trim if you
can, don't quote what you aren't replying to, trim and bottom post
reply, and always bottom post. Top posters tend to get attacked, not
attacked literally, but attacked as in told "don't top post bro."
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