[CentOS] Nerd rage (Was: IPV4 is nearly depleted, are you ready for IPV6?)

Wed Dec 8 16:21:28 UTC 2010
Jason Pyeron <jpyeron at pdinc.us>

Responses inline.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of m.roth at 5-cent.us
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:13
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Nerd rage (Was: IPV4 is nearly 
> depleted, are you ready for IPV6?)
> Jerry Franz wrote:
> > On 12/08/2010 07:03 AM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >> Honestly, I had no one in mind.
> >> I remember in an effort to get a life outside tech, I joined a 
> >> mailing list for something else.  I hadn't realized how 
> most people 
> >> top post, don't trim, and still use aol.
> >
> > It really is worth noting that the bottom-post convention 
> used on many 
> > technical lists *is not* how most of the planet now does email or 
> > other
> The damn thing is a conversation. Top posting is talking over 
> everyone else.

I had a customer blast me about inlined responses, it drove me bonkers. I was
responding to 15 individual questions.

> > electronic communications. The rage we see here over it is 
> really just 
> > another technical 'religious war' by people who don't 
> tolerate change 
> > well. In reality, it doesn't matter much for most things either way 
> > and far more harm is done by the howling over it than using either 
> > convention actually causes.
> So, we should put up with rudeness and obnoxious behavior? 

The above mention customer continued to indicate how unprofessional I was by not
top posting my reply. The reason was there was no instruction to the reader that
they should review the WHOLE email for new information. So now I can demonstrate
good business etiquite and good netiquite. See first line of email.

P.S. I use outlook. I set it to Plain Text, and I move my cursor to where I want
to type.

Thanks for hearing my rants too.

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