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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:29:53 -0700

On Monday 19 March 2018 06:32:52 Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 06:09:24AM -0700, William Morder wrote:
> > By the way, the TDE mailing list mods ask that we don't top-post.
> I don't think they mean to bottom-post at the end of two or three pages
> of quoted text.
> I think they mean to interleave your responses immediately after the
> relevant quoted text, trimming anything irrelevant.
> Top-posting is often annoying, but I can tell you it's not as annoying
> as having to scroll down past thirty pages of quoting up to a dozen
> levels deep:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > blah blah blah blah...
> to finally see the one and only line of new content:
> "Me too!!!"

That's true, but then I usually try to cut out the extraneous stuff. My own 
posts can get long-winded, but I expect to be edited down to human size by 
others. I think it's fine to comment after the other person's points, 
one-at-a-time. It keeps the flow of thought together. 

In other words, me too. 

That particular response would have made more sense at the end; I wasn't 
pointing it out to be a jerk. I only care for reasons of comprehension; and 
that particular person had some useful information to offer. Otherwise, I 
politely ignore people who don't follow the rules; I myself don't make the 
rules here, and usually can be found on the other side of that line. 

Of late we have been going totally off-topic a lot, for which I must admit mea 
maxima culpa.