On 2011-11-05, at 6:18 PM, Michael P. wrote:
I’m sure you’re trying to be interestingly ironic, but you’re shooting
yourself in the foot a little. Yes, of course, it may be “preference”
to “quote” from references at the bottom; but normally in this
instance, it’s common to put some form of indicator to the footnote
(such as a number in square-brackets, matched to another at the
reference). Just writing at the top and saying that everything you
write is referencing everything at the bottom is rather glib.
Well, you’re just wrong then. I’m not trying to be ironic at all. I
actually don’t like hipsters.
And I disagree. I’m responding to what I am quoting. Hopefully what’s
quotes is what the current reply is commenting about. That’s why one
would quote something, as a reference. If not, why would it be quoted
Many people don’t like this format of interspersing. They find it highly
Many people find computer programming highly confusing… I’m not
going to stop encouraging them to get better at it
Which is along the same lines as not expecting people to have people
format emails the way you want them.
On 5 November 2011 21:58, BeeRich [email protected] wrote:
Because you interspersed this one, it really was much easier to follow
For you. Some people don’t find it easier.
confusion, while interspersed replies offer an opportunity of
discussing like a “normal” conversation (yet may well still give rise
to some confusion on occasion).
See, it isn’t about you. It’s not ignorance because you say so.
There’s plenty of evidence that people argue about this well before you.
And while I can appreciate your presentation of logic, it isn’t the only
way out there, and those alternatives are indeed brought up in other
Given the choice of loads of confusion, or little; I’ll choose the lesser.
For your expectations, sure. I don’t mind it. THAT is my point.
Why do you think email applications have things like thread organization?
As an attempt by developers to make up for poorly composed emails?
So now it’s a developers issue, and other people who simply do not know
how to use email?
Honestly, I think this is a dead topic.
It’s certainly kicking strongly.
It’s dead because everybody expects everybody else to wrap around their
I just wanted to say that asking people to post a certain way is a bit much.
But again; this is contradictory, because you’re asking people not
to ask other people not to top post? (eek… triple-negative - never
No, I’m saying don’t bitch when people do things their way. Please,
with all the ways this thread has been quoted and formatted, you still
haven’t read what I have put. I’m continuing to repeat myself here, and
you still don’t get it. Would you like a different font? Want me to
explain it yet again? If anything, you’re demonstrating that in any way
shape or form, you still won’t get it, and formatting has nothing to do
with the effectiveness of a thread or a point.
What would be ultimately respectful to people is if they read the posts
instead of expecting others to format properly.