Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: List Etiquette
- Myself, I prefer being on a list that lets its members decide how they
are going to post. Trimming posts is proper etiquette. Being polite and
clear is proper etiquette. Top-posting vs. bottom-posting vs.
interspersed posting, and signing posts is a *preference* and feelings
about them vary. There is no hard-and-fast rule on e-lists or forums
about these things, because circumstances vary regarding when one or
another is appropriate.
In all honesty, I have been on this list for quite a while, have lurked
and read, but I have never posted because I am a top-poster. I trim my
posts, but I'm not going to change the way I post when I post perfectly
appropriately. The first week or two I was on this list, I saw someone
get "yelled at" pretty nastily, and have seen others get "corrected" for
top-posting. Seriously, I don't want to post on a list where people
can't post the way that they are most comfortable with, as long as they
aren't doing so impolitely and/or un-trimmed spammily. Seriously, people
have written perfectly good posts and then the comment is -- don't
top-post. Or-- edited to remove top-posting. That is just... pretty
nuts, if you ask me.
Can we just worry if the posts make sense and don't repeat all the last
posts and ease up on whether or not the person top-posts, bottom-posts,
or intersperses? And, if people don't want to sign their emails, can we
be okay with that? Do we really have to send out corrections like this
is some grade school for stuff like that? It's very restrictive and
doesn't make for a very friendly group atmosphere.
And that's why I've been lurking silently.
-Hilla, who will NOT bottom-post.
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