F8 Evolution and dropped reply-to style

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 04:47:57 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 11:50 +0000, Stuart Sears wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:00:42 +0200,
> >   Paul-Erik Törrönen <poltsi at 777-team.org> wrote:
> >> It seems that the current Evolution (2.12.3) shipped by Fedora 8 _forces_
> >> one to top post (ie. write the response above the quoted message).
> >>
> >> There are only four different ways to configure the reply style:
> >> 0 Quote original message (puts a newline and prompt on top of the message,
> >> paste-relevant-part behaves identically)
> > 
> > That is the proper way to do things. That way you work your way down through
> > the message inserting replies and trimming as appropiate. If you prompt
> > at the bottom, then people are encouraged to skip trimming, which is just
> > about as annoying as top posting.
> Agreed. Removing the config option makes no sense though.
> Prompting at the top forces the opposite approach, don't you think?
> i.e. TOFU
> which is actually worse than not trimming replies IMHO.
> (although top-posting has taken over the world. No, I don't want to 
> start a new flame war. top-posting is like marmite. You either love it 
> or hate it.)

For me it's not a matter of hate, it's a matter of DESPISE!!

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
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