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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Keyserver and ppa server

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:05:55 -0500
On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm@...> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 5:17 AM, Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Tiago Marques <tiagomnm@...> wrote:
>> > Not very fast (20KiB/s) but currently installing. Thanks!
>> A lot of top posts from several people. Probably just the haste of
>> trying to input in the renaming thread (mistakes like that happen a
>> lot), so just a friendly reminder to bottom post.
> Not that I have a problem bottom posting but top posting is mostly for
> convenience, when I'm not replying to specific issues, paragraph by
> paragraph, I obviously bottom post. Must say I have never found myself in a
> ML with such "hate" for top posting, is it really that confusing?

It can get quite confusing. For example, if you post somethin, I
bottom post, then you top post, people have to scroll back and forth.
Another example is if everybody top posts. We see the answer before we
see the question. Or we might see Reply 3 above Reply 2 above Reply 1
above Original Post, which means that in order to properly follow the
conversation, the reader must scroll to the bottom, read a paragraph
(which is read top to bottom), scroll up, read another paragraph, and
so on. Between-posting is fine as long as you post the correct reply
below the correct paragraph, and you keep the reply markers contained
to what you're replying to and separate from your reply, again to
avoid confusion.

It isn't just us. I've seen this in quite a few places. From what I
understand, this has been common mailing list etiquette for quite some

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