[ale] Ultra cheap tablet discussion. Are they useful or can they be made useful?

DJ-Pfulio DJPfulio at jdpfu.com
Tue Jun 30 21:21:57 EDT 2020


On 6/30/20 8:45 PM, Steve Litt via Ale wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 20:23:20 -0400
> Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If everyone top posts, the topic is just a short scroll down. If
>> everyone bottom posts, we all have to scroll through weeks of banter
>> to find the new nugget of info.
> Not true. If people also trim quoted material not relevant
> to their reply, scrolling would be short. For a group of people trying
> to distill the best of their ideas, interleave posting with removal of
> irrelevant quoting is best. Terse replies can be given, and everybody
> knows what question is being answered, and who asked that question.
> You speak of scrolling through weeks of banter. When somebody top posts
> with "I agree", if you want to find out what they agree with, and which
> of that person's ideas they agree with, you'd need to not only scroll
> through weeks of banter, but you'd have to critically examine weeks of
> banter.
> And like you said, top or bottom post, why should there be weeks of
> posts? Trimming is a good thing.
> Like I said in my email, if you want to top-post, fine, but be
> responsible for identifying what you're talking about, and substitute
> specifics for pronouns. We already have enough ambiguity in our
> technical lives without a top post response of "I'd also use fstrim"
> to weeks of posts. I mean, really, what does "also" refer to?
> SteveT
> Steve Litt

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