[openbox] Roll up all windows?
msw at cox.net
Tue Sep 14 23:56:42 EDT 2004
On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 03:35:09PM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> Any threaded mail reader will allow you to view any type of posting,
> top or bottom, just fine.
How does threading (which applies to messages, not text within messages)
aid in dealing with poorly quoted and top-posted messages, which
arbitrarily break conversational threads?
> I am personally using gmail, which top posts by default.
And this is supposed to be taken as some reason for the behavior to be
desirable? Gmail top-posts because it's meant to appeal to the Microsoft
crowd, for whom top-posting is also a default.
Not because it's better.
BTW... someone was kind enough recently to give me a gmail invite, so I
could see for myself. It's a joke. The interface is poorly thought-out.
> In addition, threaded mail readers remove quoted text (or collapse it),
> making it difficult to determine what everyone else is doing.
If it were true, this would seem to be an argument against top-posting,
rather in favor of it. Still, please describe a "threaded" mail reader
that either removes quoted text (thus arbitrarily altering the content of
the message), or "collapses" it (presumably meaning that it's there, but
you can't see it).
Personally, I think you'll be hard-pressed to produce a single example of
an application that does either one, although there are, of course, plenty
of morons out there writing applications.
Entirely off-topic, of course, but you seldom see anyone this clueless.
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