[mythtv-users] ATSC Unwatchable

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Sep 14 03:09:19 UTC 2012

On 09/13/2012 10:58 PM, Joseph Fry wrote:
>> May I remind you that top (or bottom) posting is a preference.  I say each
>> to his own.  Personally, I hate it when people bottom post.  When I open a
>> message I don’t like scrolling all the way to the bottom to see the new
>> content.
> Actually it is NOT a preference on this list... rather than get into an
> argument about it, please see http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mailing_List_etiquette and,
> specifically, http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Mailing_List_etiquette#General_Mailing_List_Etiquette
> Bottom posting makes it much easier to read through a post if you don't
> happen to remember all of the details.  You hate scrolling all the way to
> the bottom for new content... but most mailing list users hate having to
> scroll to the bottom and read backward in sections to get caught up with a
> thread.
> If you don't want to get hassled on this list, always bottom post, or place
> your comments inline directly below the section to which you are replying.

Yes, in any society, we agree to abide by similar rules to make things 
better for all members.

In the MythTV mailing lists, we agreed to all use inline or bottom 
posting, so that threads don't get mixed up. When some users are doing 
inline/bottom posts and others are doing top posts in the same thread, 
it ends up creating unreadable posts that are useless to everyone.

So, top or bottom posting is a preference, but you shouldn't choose to 
exercise that preference and disregard the posted rules of the list any 
more than you should choose to exercise your preference for driving on 
the right or left side of the road and disregard the rules of the road. :)


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