[maemo-community] Mailing List posting netiquette

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Sat Oct 24 13:28:47 EEST 2009
2009/10/24 Kees Jongenburger <kees.jongenburger at gmail.com>:
> Hi Qole,
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 11:31 PM, Qole <qole.tablet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Blame Modest for the top-posting, not me! :-P
> :p
> The funny thing is that this issue is covered in the link in Thomas
> sent in section 2.4 [1]. You apparently already did not follow that
> link so I will have to quote it here!
> "
> 2.4 But my newsreader places the cursor above the quoted text.
> Yes, of course. The cursor is placed at the beginning so you can edit
> the text from top to bottom and delete the parts you are not referring
> to. And of course it is easier for you to place your response where it
> belongs - the newsreader has no way of knowing this.
> "
> So apparently there is no way to fix this even knowing Modest is open
> source. It might be useful to be able to select lines of a mail and
> swipe them away what to you think?

So why do all the mailers I know leave two or three empty white lines that
I will have to remove manually ?

The point is also that few people (and only for longer messages) reply
point by point. The vast majority of people reply in one shot.
So the point is either before or after the actual quoted mail (or part of it).

I personally always liked reply on top. This because one tends to KNOW
already what's being quoted (becuase he already read it when it was sent).
And I leave it quote just for reference. More or less the way you just did with


> Greetings!

Regards! :)

> [1] http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote2.html#ss2.4


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Ah if the mailers were smart enough to remove signatures and/or ML automatically
attached messages from quoted e-mail, we could save the world!

Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom
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