Re: Top posting (was: Call for Foundation-supported Project Ideas)
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Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 22:21:28 UTC
On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 12:33 AM Graham Perrin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On 24/11/2021 01:31, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote: > > Change policy about discouraging top posting and convert it to > encouraging > > top posting > > Please, don't. > > As I said , (1) persons tracking messages continuously do not need to read the same texts many times (2) persons tracking messages continuously are forced to move the cursor at the end of long messages . This is taking unnecessarily long times which is a waste of time and difficult in cell phones (3) if links to the previous messages are used , it is not important to place of the current message (4) I am a subscriber of many mailing lists . Most of them are using top posting . FreeBSD convention is only an annoyance for persons continuously reading messages ( some may think in a different way , obviously we will welcome their ideas ) . Bottom posting is a reward to the persons occasionally reading the messages , a punishment to the persons continuously reading messages . This is not a fair behavior toward the interested persons to FreeBSD issues (5) My proposal is not only allowing a change of policy , but including links of the messages into messages , allowing use of these links and then changing message posting policy . This does not make a significant change , because readers will be able to see previous messages by only clicking its link when it is supplied by the neww message . Therefore , insisting on historically used conventions which are not useful in these days will not supply any benefit to the FreeBSD other than lowering the number of interested users , causing not participating in its components such as mailing lists . Thank you very much . Mehmet Erol Sanliturk