[K12OSN] No flames: Why use M$ offerings?

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Fri Apr 30 18:27:03 UTC 2004

I think Les nailed that one.  I have a problem with this in that I
always think of this as personal email and not about the list as a whole
and the Web archives.  I think this is where Sudev's concern is derived,
from looking at this stuff in the list archives and from all of the
extra stuff looking so cluttered in plain text email clients.  I will
keep this in mind in the future and try to make a list friendly post.

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Les Mikesell
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 1:17 PM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] No flames: Why use M$ offerings?

On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 12:45, Jim Hays wrote:

> I prefer top posting as well.  I don't want to re-read all of the 
> reponses to
> a message to get to the new information.  

The point is that you aren't supposed to include all of the old
posting(s) but instead snip it down to just the points that are relevant
to your response.  I think there is a difference in philosophy here for
mail list vs. local email.  For a local issue you may want the few
parties involved to have a full record of the whole
conversation even if they are CC:ed late in the game.   For mail lists
the rest of the world has already seen the previous bits, probably
doesn't care enough to want to see it again, and has the option to find
it in the list archives if they do.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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