I agree. So often established conventions are ignored and let go, then it
becomes a mess and people say "let it go". All of a sudden people are
posting with no grammar whatsoever and when they're corrected, people say
"let it go". To quote an earlier poster, "for the love of f**k",
have some rules, at least regarding posting on the 'net.
On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Trent W. Buck <trentbuck(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Russell Coker wrote:
On Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:30:15
You are not spending cycles on education here,
this is the type of
(ultimately bullying) behaviour that has ruined our culture.
The purpose of a list is for communication.
When points are discussed clear communication requires referencing
previous messages. If everyone quotes messages with "> " then you
can have several levels of quoted text and it will still be
This SHOULD be done by prefacing each quoted line (even if it is
empty) with the character ">". This will result in multiple levels
of ">" when quoted context itself contains quoted context.
FWIW, I found the post Russell complained about so unreadable that I
skipped it entirely. I approve of explaining established conventions;
it's entirely appropriate.
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