death to gmail users!

Mike Heath mheath at apache.org
Thu Mar 22 17:30:50 MDT 2007


+1

Of all the mailing lists I subscribe to, this one is hands down the
most anal about the stupidest things.  This thread is a classic
example of such stupidity.

But I am a gmail user so I should therefor die.

On 3/22/07, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:
> Stuart Jansen wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 13:47 -0600, Daniel C. wrote:
> >
> >> On 3/22/07, Stuart Jansen <sjansen at buscaluz.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm getting tired of lazy gmail users who never trim their replies.
> >>> Yeah, yeah, the subject has be raked over a thousand times. Ultimately,
> >>> it's Google's fault but so far they haven't been very responsive to
> >>> feedback.
> >>>
> >> How can the behavior of the individual users be Google's fault?
> >>
> >
> > Because Google's UI hides its aberrant behavior from users as Steve is
> > discovering.
> >
> > Not only does it hide the lack of trimming, it encourages top posting.
> > Lazy and stupid.
>
> Top posting isn't lazy or stupid... it's better.  I like to see the most
> recent stuff up front.  I bottom post because that's what most other
> people want, but top posting is still better.  Of course, I'm not that
> picky either... I'll read what interests me whether it's top-posted, or
> bottom-posted.  If the email has lot's of overhead I read what interests
> me, and move on.  Lot's of header and footer stuff, no biggie - I'll
> just skip it...
>
> Just my $2 (inflation makes it worth more :) )
>
> Brandon Stout
> http://mscis.org
>
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