Justin Stressman wrote:
Maybe it's just me... but I think it's a bit overdoing it to put mailing list etiquette pedantry above valid communication.
Well the problem is that people think those rules are here just to annoy people about aesthetics when it's precisely about "valid communication", or how to make a discussion followable by someone else than it's own authors. Mailing lists are a particular medium, how are you supposed to understand and make a "valid communication" if people alternatively put their replies on top and below, and without only quoting the sentences they are replying to. It's also a question of respect to all the other readers and writers. When we need to repeat 3 times a week about those rules, it just shows that some people only care about their own posts and never even read posts from others (that might concern them), in other words, using the ml just like a private channel or some sort of impulsive microblogging.
Also i don't understand why some find the time to complain about rules that are can't be easier to understand, and if not, have absolutely no inconveniences and cost nothing to comply to.