Roy Schestowitz <r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I take Aaron's side in this. Am I the only one to ever reply off-list? I
>also prefer pointing people to existing discussions on top/bottom posting
>and HTML/plain-text. This tends to be less direct and thus less offensive.
I don't care who's side anyone takes, as this isn't about "sides" to me.
If I sent a personal note to every person who top-posts, I'd be a
pretty busy fellow! Better to say it once, for the group, and then move
on. Almost every mailing list on which I participate has these
reminders pop up from some aggravated member. See the Postfix list for
examples of how hostile it can get.
David House wrote:
> Certainly my email, and probably skippy's as well was intended in
> general, rather than directed specifically at Aaron, but perhaps I'm
You're not wrong. I wasn't trying to pick on Aaron. I wasn't trying to
instigate a fight. Unfortunately, Aaron's overly long message was the
straw that broke the camel's back, and prompted my message.
Overly quoted messages drastically increase the noise in a conversation.
It makes it harder to skim a message, and they pollute archive searches.
If anyone took offense, please accept my sincere apologies.
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