list rules [was: Reconfigure after changing Video Card]

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
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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