[xubuntu-users] Posting - Top or bottom

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 23:57:01 UTC 2014

On 1/10/14, Benjamin Shadwick <benshadwick at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not going to take an opinion here, but I'd like to mention that I use
> gmail and that it defaults to some behavior that is relevant to the
> discussion:
> - Puts quotes below the main text of a reply.
> - Hides the quotes into a tiny ellipsis button so that you don't even think
> about them.
> - Collapses quotes in other people's messages if it can recognize them as
> being a previous part of the email chain.
> I've recently been thinking about unsubscribing from this list for various
> reasons (none of which have been issues with the tone of the community
> before now). Having to weigh the effort of fighting the default behaviors
> of my chosen mail platform against the risk of being flamed when I'm just
> trying to quickly help somebody out with a problem, however, may be the
> final thing that pushes me over the edge.

I didn't mean to start a "flame war".... just an end to mixing both
which I think we have agreed on!

Ben - have you tried gmail basic html view option (as it calls itself)
instead of the standard - like gmail UI used to be. It kindly removes
signature and leaves the rest in place which is perhaps what you want
like me (no ellipsis, or collapsing quotes. Only alternative I found
was an email client and Alpine's remote configuration was best for me
and the only one fast enough to cope with my amount of mail.


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