As I said in my response to Jackie, agreed, line is dropped inthane----- Original Message ----- From: "James Panes" <jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 7:08 AMSubject: Re: Please place responses at the beginning of your email.Re: WhichLinux + screen reader to choose?
Hi Guys,I started this thread in the hope that it would benefit all concerned with amatter of protocol. We have all shared our opinions. I would like to thank all of you for your input.The fact of the matter is that, no matter what is best, polite, courteous orkind, some people will persist in doing things the way that is convenient for them. I'm not saying that this is right, just understandable. My personal choice is to block the messages of people who persist inannoying me. It is unfortunate in that, in the unlikely event that they evershare anything of value, I will not know about it. On the other hand, neither will I aggravate my repetitive motion injuries deleting their meaningless and irritating messages. For the record, this is my final comment on this thread. I would respectfully suggest that we should all move on now. Thanks again. Regards, Jim jimpanes@xxxxxxxxx jimpanes@xxxxxxxxxxxx "Everything is easy when you know how."----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie McBride" <abletec@xxxxxxxxx>To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 9:54 AM Subject: Re: Please place responses at the beginning of your email.Re: WhichLinux + screen reader to choose? Ok, I don't usually get in2 these kinds of threads, but let me just comment. I do think that placing text in the context of a reply might be helpful. I'll give a prime example. Jamal said some stuff & then Inthane wrote back "applause Jamal." Well, now, my curiosity's getting the better of me so I gotta find out why exactly Inthane's applauding Jamal cuz I suspect it's not just because he's a great guy or whatever but rather because he's uttered something profound. So, I now have to find Jamal's message in the thread, click on that, & read his words of wisdom that drew Inthane's applause. Now, I suspect that Jamal does not wish to reread his extraordinary profundities which evoked Inthane's ovation. However, for those of us who slept since some of these messages were written... Perhaps some1 sees my point? Not all of us use outlook express where messages are quoted endlessly. Even if we did, the key is which part of the endless thread is being replied to? So I think that requoting *relevant* text is a real courtesy--but notice the word relevant! Just my $.02, & probably worth precisely what yall paid for it. BTW, applause to both Inthane & Jamal. They're some of the most knowledgeable, helpful, & *nicest* folks on this list, & that latter counts for an awful lot, as there are some knowledgeable folks in this world who don't necessarily possess the latter trait. Thanks, Gentlemen! &, as for me, I'll crawl back in2 the woodwork now where I belong. On 4/18/08, Daniel Dalton <d.dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:OK, so how is this a problem though if it works fine on linux? Why can't you quickly skip passed > signs? And surely you have a smart email client that could hide quoting? (mine can) And surely its better since it gives you more info about what the sender is talking about? and it is easier for the writer... Like this email took a little longer to write Cheers, On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Jamal Mazrui wrote: > The challenges of reading and writing with the quoted style of email > with > current Windows and email technologies has been explained. You can > choose> to continue that style, but be aware you are losing a significant > number> of readers here who do not want that inefficiency imposed on them when > they can avoid it. > > Regards, > Jamal > On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Daniel Dalton wrote: > >> Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:52:45 +1000 (EST) >> From: Daniel Dalton <d.dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> >> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> Subject: Re: Please place responses at the beginning of your email.Re: >> WhichLinux + screen reader to choose? >> >> On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Octavian Rasnita wrote: >> >>> Is not accepted, or better said, not liked here, because this list is not a >>> simple technical list, but a list of Windows blind users. >>>> So what is the difference between a blind person reading email on >> linuxor >> windows?>> I'm blind and handle quoting on my linux box and did on my windows >> box.>> why is that? >> How come other non-technical lists don't mind quoting? >> >> -- >> Daniel Dalton >> >> http://members.iinet.net.au/~ddalton/ >> <d.dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> >> __________ >> View the list's information and change your settings at >> http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind >> > __________ > View the list's information and change your settings at > http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind > -- Daniel Dalton http://members.iinet.net.au/~ddalton/ <d.dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxx> __________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind-- Jackie McBride Please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> & Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net __________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind __________ View the list's information and change your settings at http://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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