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Re: [opensuse] Re: Hi
  • From: "Charles R. Buchanan" <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 11:55:02 -0800
  • Message-id: <20070201111724.466F.CHARLES@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 13:46:26 -0500, Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx> took time to say the following:

(^_^)* Robert Lewis <rll@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [02-01-07 11:22]:
(^_^) [...]
(^_^)> Do you know of anyway to configure Firefox on a folder by folder
(^_^)> bases to open at the bottom of the message therefor saving me the
(^_^)> scroll down time for bottom posting?
(^_^)
(^_^)Yes, it's called trimming, ie: removing text not necessary to put your
(^_^)comments into context.
(^_^)
(^_^)Posting at the bottom is only PART. Posting within the quoted text
(^_^)with spacing to help readers see your comments apart from the quotes,
(^_^)giving better context is also acceptable and desirable.
(^_^)
(^_^)It's known as being considerate.

Just to throw my two cents in. I can see both sides of this issue. I
mean this has been the topic of many discussions for the longest time,
and it gets very close to the Mac vs PC arguments. (most of the time
it's not a discussion/debate). I bottom post here because that is what I
noticed and it was a discussion back a few years when the list was
called something else. With that said, everywhere else, I usually top
post. I will snip a lot, and I even do that here, but some people don't
and to have to scroll down a message that's upwards of five pages to get
to "I Agree!" is mind boggling to say the least.

It is just my pet peeve when some (generally speaking so don't take it
personal) will get that holier than thou attitude because someone may or
may not bottom post or someone that's obviously new to this (I might
still be considered a newbie although I have attempted installs of Linux
back to the days when it wasn't for the faint of heart people) and they
are looked down upon, snide remarks about how many seconds it took to
google something and so forth. The bottom line for me is, I don't think
one person here came out of their mother sitting in front of a computer
and installing Linux! Everyone was a newbie ONCE! With that said, I also
agree that sometimes its hard for someone to sit back and NOT say
something like that, I was accused of coming straight here and asking
for help. I won't ask for help unless I have tried other avenues and
have searched the net. Maybe didn't hit the right sites, but a lot of
what I read on the current problem didn't make much sense to me and so
forth.

I will admit, the likelyhood of me coming up with the solutions/hints
and so forth that was posted here were very low, I still attempted to
find other sites where people had these problems and while I know
somewhere someone posted exactly the things that were posted here, but
they weren't in the top 20 of the search results, that's for sure. :-)

I would touch on people being called a liar, but I only have so long
before heading back on the road! :-)



Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
-Will Rogers

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