Re: [OT] Posting styles -- Top vs Bottom
On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:08:19 -0400, Celejar wrote:
On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:55:31 +0200
Tony van der Hoff<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Before you started posting here, the polite thing to do would have been
to read the list guidelines, and apply them. Seeing as you appear too
intellectually challenged to find them for yourself, here is the link:
Under the heading "Posting Rules, Guidelines, and Tips" you'll see the
"Respond in Interleaved style. Unnecessary quotes should be trimmed and
a question should precede an answer."
Isn't that adequately clear? It isn't a question of individual
preferences, or your religious leanings, it's a list rule, to be obeyed
by all correspondents, which exists for the elucication of all.
"Why all these rules? Busy people spend valuable time monitoring lists
and responding to questions. The recommended practices make these
activities more efficient and pleasant."
I'm not sure who writes these rules, and what their exact authority is,
but the page itself acknowledges that it does not constitute "official
information", and as others have noted, the official code of conduct
does not specify posting style.
Those "rules" (I prefer to see them as "tips for good guidance") are
written by all of us, people like you or me, that is, people who
participate in the mailing lists.
Should someone wants (again) to open the debate about the proper way of
posting in a mailing list, I'd suggest doing a poll to see what the
majority of the participants have to say about the matter. I will be more
than happy to stick to what the most of the people wants.
Yes, and I'd suggest sending any future new subscriber a direct link
to the rules/tips agreed to -- or even the actual document -- rather
than insulting his intelligence later for not "finding for himself".