[haiku-development] Re: how to write so others read

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:31:48 +0200

On 2008-08-10 at 12:23:04 [+0200], Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:
> (A hopefully harmless yet effective message
> from the self-appointed netiquette police.)
> 
> I think there's been a surge in top-posting and
> non-standard formatting lately.
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_posting
> 
> Please use inline replying, interleaving replies
> point by point and make sure to quote and snip
> properly, removing everything not relevant to the continued discussion, 
> leaving the relevant points
> or the essence of what you're replying to.
> 
> Using the conventional style of beginning sentences with an uppercase 
> letter, ending each sentence with a dot and separating sentences with a 
> blank space
> helps people more efficiently parse your posts.
> We're humans after all. Saving a few bytes is not
> a good enough reason to omit the spaces.
> 
> This helps your recipients focus on your message
> (and how it contrasts to the previous message), 
> which is probably what matters most, rather than
> on your visual style of writing. 
> 
> I apologize if this request is seen as rude in any way.

Actually it is appreciated, I was about to write something like that too... 
:-)

Best regards,
-Stephan

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