[erlang-questions] Announcing Erlang.org Code of Conduct
Wed Mar 25 08:14:00 CET 2015
To me the good part with top posting is the knowledge that nobody is
editing the quoted part. A top post where the quoted content is heavily
edited is not better than inline comments. Again, to me.
To trawl carefully through the quoted content in a top post message
looking for added content is futile. If there is more content it is not
a top post. Just the normal inline comment kind of email.
There might be statistics that show how top posters write with less
effort than inline commentors. That I have not heard of it does not
prove anything. But I much prefer a effortless email that is helpful, to
a carefully quote edited message where lots of effort has gone into
being unhelpful and unpleasant.
To be clear, the unedited quoted contents below are both helpful and
On 03/24/2015 01:45 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> There is top posting where the quoted material
> has been carefully pruned to just the relevant bits.
> And there is top posting where the entire previous
> message has been included without thought, and I have
> to trawl carefully through it to see if I have missed
> some added material. I imagine it is that kind of
> post that has given top posting a bad name.
> "What is written without effort is in general
> read without pleasure." — Samuel Johnson.
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