[erlang-questions] Announcing Erlang.org Code of Conduct

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Wed Mar 18 17:10:43 CET 2015


On 03/18/2015 04:32 PM, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> I like top posts:
>
> Why:
>
> 1) People have short span of attention - they only read the first few
> lines, then decide

pardon me,
do you seriously assume that people have only sequential access to a text?


> I know for a fact that people
> follow links near the top of my
> blogs and not near the end - the stuffs so boring they don't get to the end.

very good filter for those who are not interested in a productive 
conversation


> 2) Interleaving replies with previously posted text often results in a
> mess where it's impossible

cooking often results in a mess.
repair often results in a mess.
publishing books often results in a mess.
programming often results in a mess.


> to see who said what, especially if their are multiple interleaving. I
> have recently heard of
> deliberate manipulation of previously published text, in attempt to
> manipulate a discussion.

ok,
in order to prevent improper quotations let's just omit all quotation at 
once!
good riddance!
i also suggest to forbid all tools that might be misused.


>   Separately posted articles makes it clear who said what

leaving totally unclear WHY did they say that.


> 3) Top postings aren't really at the top - the subject line in the
> mail is at the top.

no.
"Return-Path:" line is on the top.


> 4) The topmost posting is often the most interesting and an indication
> that a topic is worth of a discussion.

it is so incomprehensible and ridiculous claim that i just decided to 
quote it as is.




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