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

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Tue Mar 24 07:19:18 CET 2015


While it is nice to see that fellow users of this mail-list think that I 
can do inline-quoting in 5 seconds it is not a correct number. For me to 
overcome my reluctance to edit another persons email would take much longer.

The idea of checking for more content after a top post is perhaps 
something that those that inline quote think is a good idea. I never do, 
so I would not know. Please feel free to save that time. I hereby grant 
you permission, if that is what is needed.


On 03/20/2015 01:36 PM, Vincent de Phily wrote:
> On Thursday 19 March 2015 07:35:30 Bengt Kleberg wrote:
>> A top post with all the previous content below can save me time. It acts
>> like a cache. I do not have to locate the right email in the archive if
>> I want to check something.
> I'm happy for you that you saved a precious 5 seconds not bothering with
> inline-quoting (or 1 second if your mailer knows to only quote the highlighted
> text when replying).
> I'm less happy that I had to spend 0.5 seconds double-checking the quoted part
> to make sure there wasn't any actual content left (thankfully I trust that you
> didn't misquote me, and didn't waste time checking that). If more than 10
> people have read your email and my statistics are somewhat correct, the
> decision to top-post has caused a net time loss for the community.
> Please, if you don't have time for inline quoting, don't quote at all. If you
> can't configure your mailer to do the right thing, hit "Ctrl-A Suppr" before
> you start typing.

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