[Scribus] Re: IMHO excessive quoting....

frank gaude' tanzen
Fri Jun 3 03:33:36 CEST 2005

Gregory Pittman wrote:

> frank gaude' wrote:
>> All this is good, but I for one think more tolerance for variety is 
>> in order. Diversity is the order of the day, especially when it comes 
>> to developing free software. The fewer rules the better.
> The biggest problem with "rules" is that they are certain to be 
> broken, mostly unintentionally.


> Top-posting can work, but it's certainly rude to top-post a response 
> in summation of a long, complicated post.  One's first reaction is 
> "huh?", after which you have to figure out what part(s) the person was 
> responding to, if you feel up to taking the time.  Bottom-posting can 
> be bad for the same reason -- the highest intelligibility comes from 
> sticking your responses just below the individual parts that they 
> respond to, while deleting the unnecessary and distracting parts.


> It would seem that where excessive quoting is especially annoying is 
> in longer threads, where many serial posts accumulate in a big blob -- 
> a snowball effect.


> If we do see some rules (ugh!) or recommendations (ah, better) 
> develop, perhaps a subrecommendation might be the request to try not 
> to reply to an email if your only goal is to remind the poster of the 
> style recommendations.
Yes, Greg, a fine sense of humor always gets us to our goal. <smile>


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