[WHL] Re: [NPERS] Re: [WHL] Re: [WHL] Re: More about keywords
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Nov 11 06:58:03 EST 2004
>>>>> "APA" == Adrian Aichner <adrian at xemacs.org> writes:
APA> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> writes:
>> It would be nice if leading developers would avoid these
>> practices, though. (Adrian's picked up both habits, too,
APA> Enough is enough!
APA> Speak clearly or swallow!
As long as it's become an issue, I advocate that all the reviewers try
to conform to standard netiquette whether they believe in it or not.
Most of the rules are at worst harmless and generally they're pretty
clearly beneficial. It's easier to explain if we just point to the
"usual rules" rather than try to craft an XEmacs-specific posting
In the last two months in my xemacs-beta folder, I don't see any
top posts from you; there are a couple of cases where you wrote a
couple lines and then attached something from c.e.x, which obviously
is appropriate. My apologies, it was a mistaken impression.
Quote trimming is another matter. Scanning the summary, there are a
couple dozen replies from that period, all just about 10-20 lines
longer than the original. Almost never shorter.
A few specific examples:
<4qk0w1w2.fsf at smtprelay.t-online.de> ends with 56 irrelevant quoted
trailing lines, more than 2/3 of the buffer including headers.
<8y9yiljx.fsf at smtprelay.t-online.de> is similar, but more so.
There's <4ql8n6gt.fsf at smtprelay.t-online.de> (461 trailing irrelevant
lines) where you did it twice in the same thread, for a total of about
800 excess lines in two posts.
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