OT: annoyances, was Re: Manual fan spped control?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 15:04:02 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 7:16 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:

> > A: Top-posting.
> > Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> To me it is even more annoying if people send me a copy of their list
> mail.

To me it is unsnipped long postings.  I don't want to re-read the entire
history of the current tempest in a teapot just to get the the three lines
of newly-added content.  For short additions, I actually prefer top-posts if
they're intelligible on their own.  But situations vary.  Inline posting is
sometimes sensible, but sometimes just means that two contributers are
throwing nitpicking snit fits at eachother and I quickly hit "archive".   I
recommend this easy practice for anything that annoys you.

I've been using Gmail since September 2004.  It tells me I have 2.5GB (34%
of my current allowance) with a bit over 300K messages, and I like the fact
that even annoying posts are still there, and searchable. I use Gmail only
for technical and list traffic, so searching focuses on the lists I care
about, and tends to give me pretty focused hits.

My allocation keeps creeping up, and it doesn't look like they're ever going
to run out of room for my email memory.  I hope they have some way of
factoring out the storage for list message bodies, because that 2.5 GB has
to have clones or near-clones all over the place.

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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