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Jim McCall
2004-12-27, 11:18
I don't know about others, but I have always set my email client preferences
to place my post (the insertion point) ABOVE the quoted post. For people who
want to either scan the first part of a longer post or read the entirety of
a short post, this is MUCH EASIER for people who use a preview pane.

For instance, I can use the down arrow in a thread in the email list window
and as long as people follow this idea, I can easily and quickly read the
posts. With a single click of that down arrow, I can see the beginning of
each post. For a list like this with such a massive quantity of posts, this
is a huge advantage. This is compared to having to hit the space bar
multiple times in each post just to get to the beginning of the new text.

Consider an adjustment if you have your posts now get placed after the
quoted text. For instance, in my Entourage, I go to Mail and News
Preferences/Reply and Forward tab/Mail Attribution/Prefix my reply with
internet-style attribution lines (and select checkbox that says "place
insertion point before quoted text."

Thanks!

Jim


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> Oscar Marsh wrote:
>
>>
>> On 26 Oct 2004, at 2:47 am, Vidur Apparao wrote:
>>
>>> o Ogg streaming is now available on all platforms. Create a
>>> playlist file pointing at an Ogg radio station and enjoy
>>> your vorbis.
>>
>>
>> Hmm, I'm not sure why, but internet OGG streams don't play on my
>> SLIMP3. Here are the lines I have in convert.conf:
>>
>> ogg mp3 * *
>> /sw/bin/oggdec -Q -o - -R 1 $FILE$ | [lame] -x --resample 44100
>> --silent -b $BITRATE$ -r - -
>>
>> This works for OGG files.
>
>
> Your version of oggdec may be old and contain a bug that prevents
> internet ogg streams from playing. Please try the version of oggdec
> shipped with the installation.
>
> --Vidur
>

Victor Brilon
2004-12-27, 11:23
A. Because it makes a hash of conversational flow.
Q. Why is top posting bad?

Jim McCall wrote:
> I don't know about others, but I have always set my email client preferences
> to place my post (the insertion point) ABOVE the quoted post. For people who
> want to either scan the first part of a longer post or read the entirety of
> a short post, this is MUCH EASIER for people who use a preview pane.
>
> For instance, I can use the down arrow in a thread in the email list window
> and as long as people follow this idea, I can easily and quickly read the
> posts. With a single click of that down arrow, I can see the beginning of
> each post. For a list like this with such a massive quantity of posts, this
> is a huge advantage. This is compared to having to hit the space bar
> multiple times in each post just to get to the beginning of the new text.
>
> Consider an adjustment if you have your posts now get placed after the
> quoted text. For instance, in my Entourage, I go to Mail and News
> Preferences/Reply and Forward tab/Mail Attribution/Prefix my reply with
> internet-style attribution lines (and select checkbox that says "place
> insertion point before quoted text."
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jim
>
>
> ..
> __
>
>
>>Oscar Marsh wrote:
>>
>>
>>>On 26 Oct 2004, at 2:47 am, Vidur Apparao wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> o Ogg streaming is now available on all platforms. Create a
>>>> playlist file pointing at an Ogg radio station and enjoy
>>>> your vorbis.
>>>
>>>
>>>Hmm, I'm not sure why, but internet OGG streams don't play on my
>>>SLIMP3. Here are the lines I have in convert.conf:
>>>
>>> ogg mp3 * *
>>> /sw/bin/oggdec -Q -o - -R 1 $FILE$ | [lame] -x --resample 44100
>>>--silent -b $BITRATE$ -r - -
>>>
>>>This works for OGG files.
>>
>>
>>Your version of oggdec may be old and contain a bug that prevents
>>internet ogg streams from playing. Please try the version of oggdec
>>shipped with the installation.
>>
>>--Vidur
>>

Simon Oosthoek
2004-12-27, 23:35
On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 08:33:25PM -0000, Matthew Horn wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jim McCall
> > Sent: 27 December 2004 18:18
> > To: Slim Devices
> > Subject: [slim] List etiquette: always start your post above
> > the quoted text!
> >
> > I don't know about others, but I have always set my email
> > client preferences to place my post (the insertion point)
> > ABOVE the quoted post.
>
> I therefore refer you sir to RFC 1855 which covers just such instances.
>
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1855.txt?number=1855
>

I'm sure you refer to this particular section:

- If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just
enough text of the original to give a context. This will make
sure readers understand when they start to read your response.
Since NetNews, especially, is proliferated by distributing the
postings from one host to another, it is possible to see a
response to a message before seeing the original. Giving context
helps everyone. But do not include the entire original!

Cheers

/Simon