[CentOS] Re: OT: Top Posting

Mon May 19 22:10:53 UTC 2008
MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org> wrote:
> Someone around for 10 years much less 51 years would know that
> Karanbir's style of communication should be considered "blunt" and not
> offensive.  It's a common style of communication for developers.  I
> never take it personally...

Excellent advice, especially for newbies and non-nerds.

> I read an interesting take on "why" once.  Can't remember the link
> though... nerds need to remember that normal folk appreciate niceities
> in conversation, and normal folk need to remember that nerds are often
> very blunt but aren't really trying to be offensive.

In which case, a nerd with 51 years experience should understand
(instead of complaining).

> And for the record, top posting is evil (but ubiquitous thanks to MS
> Outlook and friends) and I much prefer mailing lists to forums. :)

Then you must also be a nerd.

(Me, too, of course!)