[kwlug-disc] trimming posts

Steve Izma sizma at golden.net
Wed Apr 23 21:56:06 EDT 2014

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 01:48:47PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] trimming posts
> ...
> I would want a reject on such a message to jog me to reconsider the
> value of what I'm sending to hundreds of people. Is it all
> necessary? Useful? Put in links instead of cut and paste? Do I
> really expect anyone to chew through such? A reject would
> appropriately cause me to reconsider all of the above.
> I would also vote the limit be put down to 5k or 10k. There are
> various other mechanisms available to us all to cover special cases
> of larger messages. Be it splitting posts, making use of kwlug.org
> blogs, dropbox, or the like.

I think these are good points. They emphasize that good
communication means putting an effort into making the message
easier to read, or at least removing the stumbling blocks. Call
it courtesy or common sense, it's part of the collaborative ethic
that's so central to open source.

	-- Steve

Steve Izma
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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

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