OT re top-posting. was Re: Firefox and NoScript??

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 21:12:31 UTC 2012

On 12/14/2012 02:55 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:tomh0665 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com <mailto:kogorman at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     > Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com <mailto:tomh0665 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >>
>     >> [I'm replying without trimming because I'd like you to see your
>     email
>     >> as I receive it and to see what you could (and should) trim.
>     There's
>     >> far too much unnecessary rubbish in your replies and those of
>     Ryan!]
>     >>
>     > Gmail hides all of that from me. It's not hard to get it back,
>     but it's not
>     > automatic either. This may be the wave of the future, whether we
>     like it or
>     > not. With 10 GB and climbing of free space on gmail even permanently
>     > archiving all of the lists I belong to, my percent usage keeps
>     dropping.
>     It's not storage space that I'm concerned about, it's relevance and
>     clarity. Furthermore, the Ubuntu guidelines state that we should trim
>     our replies.
> And there's the rub.  You (over-)trimmed my message to remove the part 
> where I said exactly the same thing (I'll do it as long as its in the 
> guidelines).  Makes me look more of a fool than I am.  Maybe you 
> didn't think it was relevant what I wrote.  I do.
> This is an example of why I don't follow the obsessive approach to 
> trimming.
> -- 
> Kevin O'Gorman
> programmer, n. an organism that transmutes caffeine into software.
I agree with Kevin, and I don't really see the use of trimming messages...
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