[linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we do?

Larry M. Augustin lma@lmaugustin.com
Fri Jan 3 06:18:57 PST 2003


You guys probably prefer follow-ups to go to the list, instead of to the
original poster the way God intended, and vi over the one true editor,
emacs.

Humph.

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Larry M. Augustin, lma@lmaugustin.com
Tel: +1.650.966.1759, Fax: +1.650.966.1753


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-elitists-admin@zgp.org [mailto:linux-elitists-admin@zgp.org]
> On Behalf Of Nick Moffitt
> Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 10:01 PM
> To: linux-elitists@zgp.org
> Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] What's some marketing buzzwords for what we
> do?
> 
>  begin Larry M. Augustin  quotation:
> > > A: No.
> > > Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
> >
> > Personally, I prefer the reply to come *before* quotes if the quoted
> > text is long, and *after* the quote if it's in response some
> > specific part of the posting.  I hate scrolling through a bunch of
> > stuff I've seen before to find what the person said.
> 
> 	The obvious solution is never to quote long stuff unless the
> audience has never seen it before.  We're all *on* this list, and
> don't need full copies of messages we already went through.  However,
> a forward is a perfectly reasonable use of top-posting; since the
> intended recipients have most likely not seen the text before at all,
> and may find your introduction helpful.
> 
> 	But anyone who quotes an entire message in a thread (or worse,
> an entire message with *its* included quotations) is yet another data
> point on the need for an Internet Head-Smacking Protocol.
> 
> --
> A: No.
> Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
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