[hackerspaces] FUCK TOP QUOTING

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Jun 12 02:55:08 CEST 2011

I suppose you prefer your circuit diagrams in ASCII too.

On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Ron Bean
<makerspace at rbean.users.panix.com>wrote:

> James Arlen <myrcurial at thinkhaus.org> writes:
> >Also, you need to learn that much like smoking is no longer fashionable,
> >making me scroll to read your answer is now understood to have negative
> >health effects.
> I've never understood this "making me scroll" stuff-- doesn't everyone
> just hit the spacebar for the next screen?
> In any case, if you quote properly, the first part of your reply should
> be on the first screen. There's no point in reposting the entire message
> and then putting a reply at the bottom-- just quote the part you're
> replying to. This has been the traditional method since forever.
> [Hint: block delete is easy in most editors.]
> "Bottom posting" is just as bad as "top posting", and both are
> relatively recent phenomena. But in either case, what annoys me is the
> people who don't put a blank line in between the quote and their reply,
> so everything runs together. It makes it very hard to see what's what.
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