[Foundation-l] Creating articles in small wikipedias based on user requirement

Michael Peel email at mikepeel.net
Mon Jun 14 08:05:24 UTC 2010

Is it just me, then, that finds it easier and quicker to read top post replies than to search through large amounts of text to find the response? Inline posting makes sense if you're replying to an email that makes its point in the space of a few lines, but otherwise it seems easier to me to top-post and to leave the previous email below for context.

Of course, any way that people reply always leaves duplicate and unnecessary text in the email, which can be a pain when you're catching up with a large number of emails in a thread. That's just one of the downsides of the mailing list format, with a setup that can't cope with full conversation trees but instead assumes that the conversation is perfectly linear.

Another way of arguing this (since I only just found Keegan's second reply when cropping the previous email...): having a mixture of posting styles reflects the rich historical culture of email transactions, and is something that we should foster rather than try to do away with.


On 14 Jun 2010, at 05:23, Keegan Peterzell wrote:

> I agree

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