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Re: [Xen-users] Proposal for a xen-users(/devel?) netiquette

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Proposal for a xen-users(/devel?) netiquette
From: "Tom Z. Napierala" <tom@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 11:17:58 +0100
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On Wednesday 20 September 2006 09:35, Tim Post wrote:
> I think all of us are happy to sort through either top or bottom
> quoting, or full quotes provided there is something of interest in the
> message to begin with. I don't think we need to get *that* particular as
> many people just go with whatever their mail client does by default.

So it's time to change an email client ;)

> Many lists fall under criticism for being snobbish about rather mundane
> things when in fact its only a few extra bytes in a message to scroll
> past, and shouldn't trigger any resentment in someone who is inclined to
> be helpful to begin with :)

Top-posting is bad, and there is no doubt about it. Why? We, IT people rely on 
logic, we are also rather busy. There is no logic in top-posting, and let me 
show you small example:
A: Because it fscks up the flow of conversation!
Q: Why is top-posting so bad?
A: Top-posting!
Q: What's the most annoying thing on email lists?

What you have to do, is to scroll down the conversation, and try to recover 
the flow (some people would post correctly while some not. Complete mess)

And after all, netiquette is de facto standard: 

Tom Napierala
DB Alliance Limited
North Point House, New Mallow Road, Cork, Ireland
The National Software Centre, Mahon, Cork, Ireland

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