[Slackdocs] Suggestion for Reply Order Structure in the List

Rodrigo Amorim Ferreira rodrigo at codecommunity.org
Wed Aug 29 00:15:31 CEST 2012

On Tue, 2012-08-28 at 17:54 -0400, Lew Pitcher wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 August 2012 17:37:51 Rodrigo Amorim Ferreira wrote:
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > In a few emails in this discussion list I saw many different forms of
> > REPLY (or GROUP REPLY) that, I think, is disturbing the discussion. So,
> > I have a suggestion for everyone:
> > 
> > Based on the e-mail reply structure of many client-based (or web) email
> > account, I think will be better for everyone only answer emails in the
> > top part of the body (and not in the bottom part).
> I respectfully disagree. I prefer to reply "in-line", as it maintains the 
> thread of the discussion, placing rebuttals and expansions adjacent to the 
> relevant initial text. 
> > That way we can 
> > maintain a decreasing time-based answer system in any email present in
> > each thread.
> "Decreasing time-based answer system"? That sounds a little pretentious, don't 
> you think?
> > What do you think?
> I think that less concern should be given to /where/ a reply comes in the 
> email, and more to /what/ the reply is. And, we should all be aware that 
> quoting more than necessary slows down the process (a 1 line reply embedded 
> in a 90-line email, with 3 quoted signature blocks is probably the worst).
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Hi Lew,

It's not a pretentious act of my part. It was my "poor English" the
cause of the misunderstanding :D What I was trying to say is that the
messages would be better presented in a reverse order based on time,
from above to below (like posts in a blog's front page).

Best Regards.


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