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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-27 10:40:30

David Abrahams wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----

> > > I agree. Would you like to submit a website patch? I would gladly
> > > help to edit it.
> > > > Hi,
> > > > after reading the Boost mailing list for quite a lot time now, I
> > > > can say that
> > > > there's one thing which makes reading it very hard. That thing is
> > > > top-posting. As a result, instead of sigle thread that I can
> > > > easily browse (or ignore), I get a big number of individual messages.

> > > > BTW, things like over-quoting and topic drift also happen quite
> > > > often.
> > > > Shouldn't discussion policy say something on it?
> And this confuses some mailers?? I'm inclined to suggest that the
> problem is with the mailer, not the top-quoter in this case. When
> posting a very short comment it can be best to for human readers to see
> the comment and look further down to notice, "oh yeah, that's the
> context of this discussion". Scrolling past the discussion that's
> already been seen is not terribly user-friendly.

Well, as Emily Winch already noted, top-posting can mean two things. What I
was talking about is only the case of sending a new message instread of using
"reply-to", which breaks threading.

> I really hope that newsreaders do better. If we ever get the nntp
> interface for boost running, it will make everyone's life much simpler.


- Volodya

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