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

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Tue Mar 24 07:12:25 CET 2015


I think that top posting is a good idea. It provides a complete context 
that can be perused if needed. Those that know the subject do not have 
to wade through many lines before they find the original content.


On 03/20/2015 03:34 PM, Vincent de Phily wrote:
> On Friday 20 March 2015 15:09:45 Valentin Micic wrote:
>>> The whole purpose of quoting (inline, top, partial, full, whatever) is to
>>> provide context. I think we can all agree on that ?
>> By just reading the above, I do not think you would be able to tell if the
>> discussion was about top-posting vs in-line quoting, or we were just
>> discussing about purpose quoting in general.
> The two are not really separable : you do something for a purpose. My argument
> is that on a mailing list, the only purpose of including (part of) the
> original text in your reply is to provide context, and that this purpose isn't
> served well by top-posting.

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