User group downturn?

Joshua Marsh joshua at
Mon Dec 3 17:13:59 MST 2012

On Dec 1, 2012 6:58 PM, "Gabriel Gunderson" <gabe at> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Joshua Marsh <joshua at>
> > I'd agree it has to do with the increase of usage from other tools. We
> > sort of built up a fear of getting responses like "Don't top-post!",
> > "RTFM", etc. I can get 99% of my answers from googling it which often
> > to stackoverflow or something similar. The only ones I can't are things
> > like "Hows the internet here?".
> I'd disagree that it has anything to do with list etiquette
> enforcement. The glory days were *full* of that. If that were true,
> the graph would have data points tied to the rise of Google's gmail to
> dominance (when top posting really got out of hand :] ).

We didn't have a choice back then, so we had too deal with our scruffy
attitudes. :-)

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