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From Omar Gonzalez <omarg.develo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I hate top posting
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:13:06 GMT
+1 - I'll take the joke opportunity anyway. :D

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 2:02 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<bdelacretaz@apache.org>wrote:

> Hi Flex community,
>
> I'm just here as an incubation mentor so I'm not going to dictate
> anything (nor do I have the power to do so when it comes to such
> things), but I hate top posting and I'm seeing way too much of it for
> my taste here.
>
> How much in reverse are you reading to used don't I know, but that
> doesn't work for me - in my experience, top posting tends to lead to
> shallow discussions, as it's hard to see exactly what one is replying
> to so a lot of precision is lost.
>
> Also, keeping the whole thread in each message makes our archives next
> to useless, as searching for a specific statement will return every
> message in the thread.
>
> IMO, the first part of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
> describes the efficient Apache style of "inline posting with minimal
> quoting" very well, and also IMO that's by far the style that works
> best for serious discussions on a large list like this one.
>
> Spending some time to carefully trim and quote what you're replying to
> will save lots of time for the (already many) subscribers of this list
> when reading your message.
>
> If your mail client is too broken for that, use a better one for your
> Apache communications...
>
> Thanks for listening, and yes top posting does work in *some* cases as
> well, like just saying +1 to a long rant like this one (hehe...I just
> killed that potential joke ;-)
>
> -Bertrand
>

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