[ltp] Re: Google Group

Philipp Kern linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:36:59 +0100

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On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 03:45:29PM -0500, Ajai Khattri wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2013, Philipp Kern wrote:
> > Sadly in many enterprises you don't get along with people if you don't
> > top-post. (Not that I'd ever do that unless I'm forced to stick with
> > OWA or similar crap where I then cannot be bothered to reformat the
> > mail first.) And as GMail got exported to businesses through Google Apps
> > I fear that they see it as a feature, not a bug.
> Yeah, but remember that that's because Outlook top-posts by default :-)

No it's also to cope with interfaces that don't do threading or don't do it
properly. See various ticket systems that tell you not to snip away the fully
quoted thread in the response.

I don't think Outlook is the only thing to blame here, even if it's probably
the worst offender.

Arguably a Thinkpad is a desktop product you'd run Linux on. In other technical
forums, where people run Linux exclusively on their server, you really see
people using Outlook. (And utterly failing to cope with mailing lists.)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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