[ltp] Re: Google Group
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:03:21 +1300
On Sunday 20 January 2013 10:17:01 Connor Behan wrote:
> On 19/01/13 03:01 AM, Phil Shotton wrote:
> > No, the only mailing lists they struggle with are the ones that insist
> > on bottom posting. Most mailing lists allow (and even encourage) top
> > posting, as that way the reader can see the response immediately without
> > scrolling down through the history.
> > As more and more people use smartphones with limited screen real-estate
> > to read their mail, bottom-posting mailing lists will become ever less
> > relevant. I don't read ltp on my phone as it's simply too much of a
> > pain. I respect the rights of some users of this list to remain in the
> > dark ages, it's their choice, but their audience is dwindling.
> Are you kidding me? Smartphone culture is inherently a bad fit for the
> goals of this list. This forum is for hobbyists who want at least one
> machine that is not a prepackaged solution. Getting the most out of
> running your favourite OS on your favourite machine naturally takes
> time. If you read a "proper" post that contains debugging output, config
> file snippets and a detailed description of a problem, you are going to
> have to scroll whether it's a top post or bottom post.
> Top posting is appropriate for a mundane conversation between two
> people. This list contains long posts. It is possible to reply to one
> part and not to another part. It is also possible for one person to
> reply to an earlier post in a thread and not the most recent one. Most
> of all, it is publicly archived for posterity so that readers years from
> now who don't know the context can take advantage of any problems that
> are solved on it.
And after all, this list is Linux-Thinkpad not Linux-phone.
Seems kinda relevant. :)