Unfortunately that will mean that all folks who use yahoo need to copy and paste all messages.
I have tried "reply" and "reply to conversation" but with the new yahoo paradigm (a couple months ago, they changed things) - it no longer allows me to post inside of an email as it did in the past. I understand your frustration and will try to always fully copy a message to an editor in order to allow me to edit and NOT top post. Apologies and my 1/2 cent. rah On Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:44 PM, Mark Eggers <its_toas...@yahoo.com> wrote: On 1/23/2014 11:21 AM, Leo Donahue wrote: > On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM, André Warnier <a...@ice-sa.com> wrote: >> >> it seems that we're spending more time lately asking people to not >> top-post, than actually providing answers to their questions. >> >> So I have a few suggestions of my own : >> - have the list software add a message in *bold* to all messages, indicating >> that top posts will be *ignored* ? >> - just ignore top-posts ? >> - drop the rule ? >> > > Does this topic go back to the usenet days of the early 80s? Top > posting vs bottom posting? > > It is so customary to simply reply to people in the MS Outlook world > that all of those people get used to top posting, because they know > nothing different, until they come here. > > I'm getting used to bottom posting, but it drives my co-workers crazy > and is not proper form where I work. I think this we might be chasing > the wind here. > > Leo There are probably lots of reasons for top-posting, and I don't think we can lay the blame on the MS Outlook world. The people I work with use a mixture of Thunderbird, web-based interfaces, and Outlook. Every one of them top-posts :-(. I think top-posting says a lot about the thought process of the poster. To me it says, "my issue, problem, answer, concern is of paramount importance. You should remember everything about my issue. After all, I remember everything about my issue." The attitude is probably not malicious, but more along the lines of a lack of perspective. Two things to consider when posting to a public mailing list: 1. There are lots of topics - people don't keep up with all of them 2. Many people have more pressing concerns - your issue isn't one of them In a work environment, top-posting may be rational since hopefully you're getting mail on issues of primary importance. In an open mailing list, bottom-posting or in-line posting makes sense because contributors are doing this on a voluntary basis (beats rewriting a build process in Maven for example :-p). Also, your concern is most likely not their concern. In short, the contributors aren't spending as many cycles on the issue as the original poster is. This goes along with providing a complete description of your environment and how you arrived at the problem. Within a work environment, there's shared knowledge. In a public mailing list, no one knows but the original poster. Oh, and brevity is probably a good model (shoot me now). . . . . just my two cents /mde/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscr...@tomcat.apache.org For additional commands, e-mail: users-h...@tomcat.apache.org