#4 can someone spot problem with simplebootstrap_cpp.cxx

nicholas ferguson nicholasferguson at wingarch.com
Tue Sep 23 16:44:23 PDT 2014

I know you mean well.  But what is top posting?  Even googling doesn't return a definition.

-----Original Message-----
From: Norbert Thiebaud [mailto:nthiebaud at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:23 PM
To: nicholas ferguson
Cc: libreoffice
Subject: Re: #4 can someone spot problem with simplebootstrap_cpp.cxx

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM, nicholas ferguson <nicholasferguson at wingarch.com> wrote:

> (2)  Just tell someone they need to make their emails friendly to 
> grouping in archives... what the heck does this mean: "who need 
> n.(n+1)/2 messages instead of n ?"

Your first post had one message
you second one, not only changed the title, but also contained you new message + a full copy of the previous message.. iow 2 messages your third one contained a new message a a full copy ot the 2 previous one ....

so the total number of message is SUM(i=1 to n ; i) = n(n+1)/2

> (3)   I didn't understand why one of my emails needed a moderator's
> review... so I started numbering my follow-ups...to insure I knew they 
> went through.

Because one or more of them triggered the automated spam filter... and eventually the message was released from moderation... no need for paranoia there.

> (1) when you say "top posting"... someone sent me a rather insulting 
> explanation.. and I didn't read it past its first insult.

you have been told by at least 2 different persons on this l ML that top posting is rude and undesirable for instance Michael told you:

> In general it is also polite netiquette not to top-post, and to cut 
> the context of the mail to the minimum necessary for the discussion.

of course if you think Michael (or I) does not know what he is talking about, maybe you'll give more weight to a IETF RFC:

- Be brief without being overly terse.  When replying to a message,
      include enough original material to be understood but no more. It
      is extremely bad form to simply reply to a message by including
      all the previous message: edit out all the irrelevant material.

You can, of course, chose to ignore these advices and keep being rude.
heck you may as well post in all-cap at this point...
it really depend what you expect to achieve here... if your goal is to end-up in the /dev/null filter of most people, you're on the right path.


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