[ltp] Re: Google Group
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:35:49 +0000
and don't even mention top-posting ;-)
On 17/01/13 16:28, Sandro wrote:
> Okay, to everybody politely but backed by a secret stash of hate
> shooting me down and recommending I move to a community more to my
> liking because sharing an opinion that is not popular is somehow the
> same as forcing you to agree with me, I am sorry. I did not know your
> hatred for markup was so vivid.
> I respect your opinion and do not wish to force anything, I just want
> to let you know that I pretty much disagree with every point you make.
> In case you are truely interested in how I could come up with a crazy
> idea like this, some pointers.
> First, quoting opinions from the '90s don't prove a point. If we stick
> to what people think in the first place, we would still cure
> infectious diseases by bloodletting in stead of antibiotics. If
> inventions' intentions should remain sole, the rocket would be for
> blowing stuff up, not flying robots to mars.
> Having (a specific subset of) markup features can make pieces of text
> extremely more convenient to read. I migrated from Opera Notes to
> Tomboy notes for that. Simple markup, lists, emphasis, it makes a huge
> difference with plain text.
> I can make a bulleted lists of steps, emphasis the ones I talk about
> later, mark them in later paragraphs and it becomes accessable to
> speedreading. It's faster to read. It's more friendly. It's convenient
> for people with trouble like sexdaily or dyslexia or whatever. I
> copy-paste them in a mail and it's so easy. I don't have to do CAPS or
> /slashes/ or _underscores_ or *stars*. What's the benefit of /that/?
> Ain't nobody got time fo that.
> Github is so much better than bugzilla because you don't have to
> *read* a single letter, you can just glance at the screen without
> glasses and see what part is quote. Different shade. What part is
> code. Different type-set. It's color-coded. And they didn't do that to
> annoy the open source tech people. No, they all agree it's more
> That said, ofcourse I am not assuming you're gonna do something on my
> account. I didn't know you were using this method *voluntarily*. I
> didn't know that any problems or valuable solutions are to remain
> private because god forbid google would archive this communication or
> outsiders could conveniently read back what was discussed.
> I just threw in an idea. No one agrees. It was a bad idea for this
> But look at it this way, I have never seen so many replies in a single
> digest. You became fanatic about what you believe in and it probably
> made your heart beat a little faster.