[FFmpeg-user] FFmpeg list footer

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at CoSoCo.de
Tue Mar 9 16:54:30 EET 2021

Am 09.03.21 um 12:25 schrieb Reindl Harald:
> as said: bunch of idiots!
Please take into account, that people tend to completely ignore posts of people who repetitively express as such, me too in most cases. This time I do an exception!!!

> when someone tells me "don't top post" and i don't understand what that means i type it into google

Except that I avoid Google as good as I can ... in my case in the beginning I understood: "Do not post on top of existing threads" So there was no reason to refer any kind of help.
Additionally, as I'm member of plenty of mailing list since decades, and there I never noticed complains about not to answer on top quoted text, this concern was really new and surprising to me, when starting to use ffmpeg mailing list.

So in my opinion it would help much to outline clearly, what is meant by top-posting, at least in the very verbose and already overwhelming FAQ.
Also you may take into account, that the time between, reading the FAQ, subscribing to the list and the first active usage can be looong, so people might have already forgotten, what the have read in the FAQ some time before.


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