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Re: I've had enough



On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 09:15, D. D. Brierton wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 14:50, Frank Pineau wrote:
> 
> > FWIW, I prefer to bottom-post.  I've been trying to get the Evolution
> > developers to at least make an option for top or bottom-posting instead
> > of dropping the cursor at the beginning of the "On Thursday..." line in
> > replies.  I mean, most modern mailers can tell what text is quoted and
> > what text is your auto-added sig.  It's really a pain to have to keep
> > juggling the cursor around just to post a reply.  At least in Ev, it's
> > frequently *much* easier and faster to simply hit "Reply | Enter (for
> > LF) | Up-arrow" then start typing your message.
> 
> But Evolution's behaviour as is encourages best practise for both
> posting methods: in Corporate environments where top-posting is the norm
> the quoted text is never normally cropped; on mailing lists where
> bottom-posting is the norm the responder is also encouraged to edit out
> all but the relevant parts of the quoted text, interspersing the reply
> with the quoted text. Evolution, by placing the cursor at the top of the
> quoted text, encourages you to go through that text, editing out what
> isn't relevant to your response, and placing your responses directly
> beneath the bits you are replying to. I personally hope the Evolution
> developers do not choose to change this (and having been on the
> Evolution mailing list for years I am fairly certain they won't).
> 
> Best, Darren
> 

I, too, like the way Evolution does it, but with Novell now owning
Evolution we have no idea what they will do.



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