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

Bengt Kleberg bengt.kleberg@REDACTED
Fri Mar 27 07:09:55 CET 2015


I think of top posting vs inline comments as something akin to emacs vs 
vi. There is no motiviation for me to discuss the matter in a context 
like the strongly one sided sentiments shown below.


On 03/26/2015 11:50 AM, Vincent de Phily wrote:
> On Thursday 26 March 2015 16:07:03 Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
>> As I moderate no mailing list, my opinions have as much
>> force as a politician's promise.   But I shall continue
>> to value inline-annotated messages more highly than
>> top-posted ones.
> It's like going to a job interview badly dressed, punctuating your everyday
> language with swear words, or leaving lots of grammar/spelling errors in your
> texts. Some people you speak to won't mind, care, or notice. But many people
> will notice, and the majority of those will not tell you about it : they'll
> just tend to disregard you in more or less subtle ways. In the end, it's your
> problem more than their's.
> Top-posting is the spelling mistake of mailing lists. Some readers won't care,
> and some will find the message annoying and/or harder to understand. If they
> do, it's the top-poster's loss.

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