[nSLUG] OT: top/bottom posts and trimming [was: Does Anyone Recognise This Guy's Phone Number]
me at joedunn.com
Tue Mar 11 10:48:42 ADT 2008
clicky clicky and scroll down.
On 3/11/08, peter botha <peterqloco at gmail.com> wrote:
> Excuse me - But can anyone tell me how THE HELL I unsubscribe for all this
> 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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