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Re: [SLE] Re: unsubscription
  • From: Brad Bourn <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 09:08:02 -0700
  • Message-id: <200503100908.02857.brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 09 March 2005 08:59 pm, Philipp Thomas wrote:
> [I know I'll regret that I swallowed the bait]

Don't worry, I'm catch and release. <grin>

> Brad Bourn <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [Wed, 9 Mar 2005 12:01:15 -0700]:
> >When I ask a quick, simple question, I don't want to see my post again,
> >just the answer (top post please).
> You not, but others might. And for the most benefit, cut down the quotes
> to the minimum that's needed to give enough context.

This is getting almost funny. If others might the full quote is there.
Unless of course it is trimmed, then you need to go back to another message

> And in normal speech, you answer before being asked the question? Would
> make for an interesting conversation.

Or a movie character named Yoda. hehehee

What is the difference between moving around in a single message and moving
around in a tree?

> >And, if the answer takes so long I forget what I asked, I have the full
> >quote below to reference.
> Yeah, and if everybody does so, you get the whole thread in each message
> and without any clue as to which statements of the previous mails the
> reply for.

You have 2 choices actually. You can see what you need below in same message,
or you can use the same tree that is generated regardless of format of body.

> >I can find just as many documents written to support both methods.
> I don't believe that.

Ya, I didn't do such a good job clarifying that one. I expanded on it from
someone else that pointed that out.

> >Hell, if I need help, I don't care what style someone wants to help
> >me, I'll take it.
> You will maybe do that, but I mostly simply ignore threads if it gets
> too hard to read. If others don't take the time to edit their messages,
> I don't take the time to read it. It's that simple.


> >top-posters can also have reasons.

> It's common netiquette that counts. But seems it's not that common
> anymore. I know of some people that simply left suse-linux-e because the
> style got so worse.

You have stated both points. Your most valid and mine.
I couldn't agree with you more.


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