Hi --

On Sun, 3 Sep 2006, darren kirby wrote:

> quoth the William Crawford:
>
>> Now, everyone keeps going on about 'if you want an answer, you'll have
>> to post in a certain way'.  This is not true.  I have not seen 1 post on
>> here that failed to get an answer because someone top-posted.  I've seen
>> plenty of 'don't top post' replies, but the majority of them were tagged
>> onto an answer.  If changing the format of your post doesn't change the
>> answer, how is the 'wrong way' ineffective?
>
> FWIW I am subscribed to around 20 different mailing lists. Some are usenet
> gateways and some are not. The one common thread they all have, is that as
> you mention, a hapless top-poster will soon be chastised and told to not do
> so again. What this means to me is that the issue is beyond a stalemate, as
> you put it in another message, and beyond this specific lists 'rules', but
> rather, as The Way Things Should Be Done (tm) on a mailing list or usenet.
>
> Regardless of whether or not your hypothetical top-poster may get a response,
> it seems to me good form to use the medium in the manner that most expect you
> to. When in Rome ans all...
>
> Wasn't there a RFC or a usenet 'netiquette' document or something which speaks
> to this issue?

I don't mean to pounce on you, Darren -- I just want to ask everyone
in this thread if they could please move it off the Ruby mailing list
(forum, newsgroup, whatever).

Thanks.


David

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