[xubuntu-users] Common mailing list rules - Was: xubuntu-users Digest [...]

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Wed Apr 30 13:36:55 UTC 2014

On Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:54:14 +0200
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2014-04-29 at 14:45 -0700, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> > I've held off comment for a while now, but can we please NOT do
> > these two things that make it hard for everyone to follow?
> > 
> > 1) Blindly reply to the digest without modifying the subject line,
> > or replies to such replies likewise.
> > 2) Bottom post at the end of a very long message that is not
> > entirely relevant to the reply.

I'd restate #2 as "Remove all but the relevant quoted context before
replying. Never top post: Always bottom post or interleave post."

Top posting and not removing irrelevancies is even worse than bottom
posting and not removing all the irrelevancies, at least on a mailing
list, as opposed to business communications, where everyone must CYA.


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