roam at ringlet.net
Mon Mar 21 09:17:42 CET 2011
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 07:46:55AM +0100, Martin Gollowitzer wrote:
> * Remco Rijnders <remco at webconquest.com> [110321 07:35,
> mID <412.AD4C at winter.webconquest.com>]:
> > While I fully agree on bottom posting being preferred, I wonder if it's
> > not a lost battle already. People quoting 'properly' are in such a
> > minority that I don't think this can be changed around anymore. Of course,
> > some fora will still be the exception to this, but I fear they will become
> > less and less in number. Most of the guides on proper netiquette date from
> > the previous century too and people don't seem interested anymore in doing
> > things properly.
> This depends very much on the people you communicate with. People in the
> Free Software are tend to do it "right" because when they start to use
> e-mail regularly with others in this area, they are usually being asked
> to use "proper" style :) I started with Free Software in the 21st
> century and still learned to not use full quotes and top posting. The
> first time I realized that proper e-mail style is useful was when I
> started to read more mailinglists with rather high message volumes – you
> just can keep a better overview with "correct" quoting :)
> p.s. Even some of my non-techie friends realized the advantage of this
> style after a short explanation ;) The real problem is actually MS
> Outlook and its default settings.
And (as pointed out even on this thread), lately, also GMail and
its default settings.
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because I didn't think of a good beginning of it.
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