[Samba] sernet documentation

Mark Foley mfoley at novatec-inc.com
Thu Aug 27 15:49:12 UTC 2015

Didn't mean to create a whole thread on how-to-post ... !

I agree with Sébastien(?) about rather receiving top-posted replies.  Having
been on this list for a while I find that most people are top-posting anyway so
possibly a lot of the "many thousands of recipients" feel same way.  I also find
that few people trim the included messages.  In fact, before reading the
etiquette link (thanks for that), I thought you were *suppose* to include
previous messages (perhaps so the final message held the complete thread).  In
any case, if everyone was top-posting, the relevant lines of the previous
message would be immediately below the new post. 

The referenced etiquette link: https://www.samba.org/samba/ml-etiquette.html,
doesn't mention top-posting versus other styles. 

Anyway, no big deal, it was just a suggestion.


-----Original Message-----
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> From: Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>
> Organization: the lounge interactive design
> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:46:50 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Samba] sernet documentation
> Am 27.08.2015 um 16:42 schrieb Sébastien Le Ray:
>> Le 27/08/2015 16:36, Reindl Harald a écrit :
>>> Am 27.08.2015 um 16:28 schrieb Mark Foley:
>>>> (btw - I know this is probably a function of your mail client, but is
>>>> there any
>>>> way you can post your replies at the top instead of the bottom of the
>>>> message?
>>>> Sometimes it a long way to scroll down!)
>>> NO top-posting is *not* welcome on mailing lists, it's just the point
>>> to strip not for the reply relevant quotes and in case of a sane
>>> thread you destroy the flow by throw a top-posting in the middle
>> This was relevant in 1995 when no MUA had thread handling???
>> I'd rather receiving top posted replies than having to scroll billions
>> of uneeded lines for a one-line reply
> irrelevant what *you* want to receive, the other thousands of RCPT's are 
> what counts!
> https://www.samba.org/samba/ml-etiquette.html
> the whole point is, and then you don't need to scroll nor top-post:
> If you include the original message in your reply, trim it so that only 
> the relevant lines, enough to establish context, are included. Chances 
> are (since this is a mailing list) we've already read the original message.
> and P.S: no need for reply-all!

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