[SATLUG] Mailing list style

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Sat Jun 6 15:10:35 CDT 2009


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Original Subject Line: Re: [SATLUG] Putting in an order for new, leather 
> pocket protectors
> 
> Jennifer Van Gorkom wrote:
>>
>> Unfortunately Cheryl you are running into the single most aggravating 
>> issue I see on this list.  The absolute fanaticism that some of >
>> the members who use threaded news readers to read emails over how new 
>> emails
>> are created.  By receiving your email in digest form each individual 
>> email
>> loses its identifying information that the threaded readers use to 
>> organize
>> the emails. This means that when you create a new email like you do it 
>> shows
>> up as its own thread and not in place with the rest of them.
>>
>> At times when I am feeling most militant about this I have a tendency 
>> to pick
>> dead threads to reply to and change all the visible information just 
>> to make
>> the mail appear in an odd place in their threaded reader.
>>
>> If the group is this nuts about having everything in a thread, then 
>> they should do away with the ability to receive the emails in digest 
>> form and understand that they will lose some readers when they do so.
> 
> What is *really* irritating is those that *don't* compose a new message 
> for a new topic.  What does this post have to do with pocket protectors?
> 
> It's also somewhat irritating to have people top post.  See:
> 
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
> 
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style for a discussion on 
> posting styles.
> 
>   -- Bruce

Oh please, let's not start in on that again.  If I recall correctly, it 
took about a month or so to cool off last time the top/bottom posting 
thing came up.


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