[CentOS] OT: Top Posting

Fri May 16 00:53:07 UTC 2008
Carol Anne Ogdin <caogdin at gmail.com>

Jumping in late here:  I sincerely wish that this list was maintained on any
of the quality "bulletin board" or "Forum" tools.  It would reduce my eMail
load, allow me to zoom in on just the issues of interest to me at the
moment, and I can eMail those posts to myself that are relevant to my own
needs for further editing and documentation.

I find the entire USENET and eMail list thing utterly antediluvian, and
wicked hard to use.  Often, I can only barely remember that *maybe*
something relevant was discussed months ago, but is now relevant to my
current issue today.  A "forum" is more practical as a tool for building a
collective knowledge of the CentOS community.  This eMail list just doesn't
cut it for a "knowledge base" built up of our collective experience.

Of course, for those of you who still prefer this medium, a "forum" can
eMail you posts, just like you see them today.  But people who would like to
search for a solution from a year or so ago could search the central

--Carol Anne

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Guy Boisvert
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:03 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT: Top Posting
> Bob Taylor wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 16:48 -0500, Doug Tucker wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 15:56 -0500, Scott Nelson wrote:
> >>> On May 14, 2008, at 3:48 PM, Doug Tucker wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> ...all but dead...I run a usenet server here, had 3 logins last 
> >>>> month...user base is over 4000...
> > 
> > I *think* Scott wrote:
> >>> Usenet is almost dead but e-mail lists abound (you are 
> using one).   
> >>> Same concepts.
> >> I know, but my point was, since we all use email to read 
> email lists, 
> >> let's get off the old usenet etiquette, and use email etiquette, 
> >> which you will find yourself in the very minute minority 
> that replies 
> >> bottom post.
> > 
> > Doug, you *still* are missing the point! The *rules* written in the 
> > days of Usenet are *still* applicable today. Why? Because 
> the reason 
> > for their existence hasn't changed. Originally there was Usenet 
> > *groups* now there are email lists. What's the difference? 
> The names.
> > 
> > Bob
> > 
> I second Bob on that!  I do a lot of support and top posting 
> is a *PITA*.  It's like reading a book from bottom to top, 
> right to left! 
> It's "doable" but nor very confortable IMHO.
> I'm not saying i have absolute truth, just sharing the view 
> of somebody that do tech support since 15 years.
> Guy Boisvert, ing.
> IngTegration inc.
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