[Foundation-l] How to reply to a mailing list thread
phoenixoverride at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 22:56:29 UTC 2010
I agree top posting tends to be the most effective method for handling
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>wrote:
> The easiest way to deal with such issues is use a decent mail client. I use
> Gmail and it ensures that all the threads are together and in order. It
> hides all the copies of old replies and given the copious amount of storage
> it is no problem that all the crap is still there.
> When you argue that this is not best practice, my question to you is, when
> has your best practice been re-evaluated for the last time.. Does it
> consider the improved functionality that is there for you to have ?
> On 31 March 2010 00:41, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> > Hello --
> > Some of the people posting to this mailing list don't seem to understand
> > how
> > to write a decent, readable reply to a mailing list thread. This makes
> > far more noise than signal, as people wade through six copies of the
> > foundation-l footer or eight old and irrelevant replies trying to find
> > content of the reply to the previous message.
> > The Toolserver wiki has a fantastic page that explains how to reply to a
> > mailing list thread the Right Way. If you suspect you've been Doing It
> > Wrong, please have a read.
> > Thanks!
> > MZMcBride
> >  https://wiki.toolserver.org/view/Mailing_list_etiquette
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