[nSLUG] OT: top/bottom posts and trimming [was: Does Anyone Recognise This Guy's Phone Number]

peter botha peterqloco at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 10:46:43 ADT 2008


Excuse me - But can anyone tell me how THE HELL I unsubscribe for all this
crap???

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 3:23 PM, David Payne <david at payneful.ca> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 10:31:45AM -0300, Jeff Warnica wrote:
> >
> > That is a common, and contrived display/argument. It would be a useful
> > one iff you presume that the reader only gets the last message in a
> > thread, and reads just that one long message.
> >
> > It is far more common that people read individual messages in the
> > sending order, as they arrive, and thus, older (quoted) messages are
> > included as a reference and not meant to be the primary source. If the
> > reader needs the reference, they can scroll down; but the assumption
> > when writing should be that your reader is paying attention - and
> > forcing everyone to read (or at least scroll) through what they
> > already know is just a bad idea.
>
> I think the point is not everyone gets to read the messages
> in the sending order, as they arrive.  I mean, we have nSLUG
> archives.
>
> Why make someone read the whole thread if just a few
> messages interest them.  In that case having responses
> bellow what is being responded to will help greatly.
>
> David
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