[FFmpeg-user] top posting issue

juan carlos Rebate nerus492 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 17:42:19 CET 2016

I agree, I'm used to answer as well, plus it's easier to read
responses, this innconveniente ignore me on the list, besides the html
is the evolution, why so afraid?

2016-02-04 11:27 GMT+01:00 Nicolas George <george at nsup.org>:
> Le sextidi 16 pluviôse, an CCXXIV, Roman a écrit :
>> I've seen many times people asking/forcing not to top-post to the list...
>> So here I've got a question.. Why ?
> I will answer to you with a question: when you watch an episode of a TV
> series, does it:
> A. start with short excerpts of the previous episodes, to remind you what
>    happened last weeks;
> B. end with a full rerun of the previous episode (which itself ends in a
>    full rerun of the previous one, recursively)?
> You have to realize that while people who ask questions usually read only a
> few of the mail on the mailing-lists and follow only the thread about their
> own issue, people who answer the question, on the other hand, follow several
> threads on this mailing list and others. They need to have a reminder of
> what this is about, before they start reading the new stuff.
>>                                     Most of programs, including gmail app
>> and gmail web come with top posting by default and this is the way all
> These programs are the result of a negative feedback loop: first, uneducated
> users started replying on top of the quote without thinking, then programs
> for these uneducated users started having features to make that easier to
> handle.
>>                               Why the hell one should scroll down to see
>> the last post if it is very ok to see the last post on the top of incming
>> e-mail.
> You do not have to do that. The best way of replying to a mail is not to
> reply on the bottom of the full quote either. The correct way is to trim the
> quote so that it has just enough context. Just like I did in this very mail.
> Regards,
> --
>   Nicolas George
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