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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on?
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 15:16:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? by Alan McKinnon
1 On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:14 AM, Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > On Wednesday 25 March 2009 16:54:21 Momesso Andrea wrote:
3 >> Unfortunatly my BlackBerry doesn't allow bottom posting. I hope you guys
4 >> forgive me for the few times I answer on this list using my mobile
5 >> device.
6 >
7 > What? There's no down arrow on a BlackBerry?
8 >
9 > I don't have one of those devices, and fully intend to never have one, so if
10 > there's a stupid implementation of the reply function, I'd never know it. But
11 > just asking, that's all.
13 There are many devices and webmail services that do quoting in the
14 "Microsoft Outlook" style -- putting a one-line divider between the
15 reply and the original message. No indentation or nesting of replies.
16 This makes it harder to reply to specific parts of e-mails, but does
17 show you the entire conversation unaltered (when everyone uses
18 Outlook, anyway) -- and some companies actually /require/ that style
19 of quoting, believe it or not.
21 Replying to specific parts of an e-mail in Outlook (etc) is usually a
22 joke. People resort to strange combinations of colorizing, changing
23 fonts, emboldening, italicizing, etc. All of it is hideous and was
24 solved 30 years ago by simple indentation and nesting of quotes...
25 Thanks a lot, Microsoft.
27 I use gmail for this and other mailing lists; it collapses quoted text
28 and shows e-mails in a conversational view. It really does a good job
29 of it and the top-posting and quoting-of-entire-emails really becomes
30 a non-issue. It's the next best thing to having everyone quote
31 properly.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Time to move on? Graham Murray <graham@×××××××××××.uk>