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Interesting reaction but I am afraid we are bothing peope doing real work here. 
Anne-ology, you and I are the ONLY three people top posting in this thread. The others seem to 
follow the netiquette. Are they out-dated? Are the majority of posters posting correctly on the 
LibreOffice mailing lists outdated and irrelevant? I do not think so. On top of that, Anne-ology's 
replies are always visually odd with random line breaks and indents that are simply bothersome and 
hickack entire threads. She is the only person who does that to my knowledge. 

Last but not least this list is not the users list Tom. Please don't tell me about ne users . This 
mailing list is not a place for new users, it is the l10n list. 

As for my post being off topic: of course it was, since Anne-ology post was clearly off topic 
itself and that was my first comment on it.


Le 20 janvier 2016 22:48:23 GMT+01:00, Tom Davies <> a écrit :
Please refrain from such off-topic posts.  Top-posting is the only way
almost all new and potential users have any knowledge of or experience
with so they tend to assume that any non-top-posts are empty, either
deliberately or accidentally.  The nettiqutte link is so out-dated
that it pre-dates hand-helds (phones, tablets and slates) which
allegedly now accounts for around 80% of computer usage and none of
which allow for anything other than top-posting.  Until you are able
to convince the majority of the makers of hand-helds to allow people
to do things the old ways it seems unfair to exclude people from such
a large potential (yet untapped) market.  It might be easier to just
return us to three decades before the end of the last century, and
there is a LOT of appeal in that - except that we would then have to
live through the 80's again!

Anyway, Charles' post is going off-topic into some ancient fantasy.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 20 January 2016 at 16:04, Charles-H. Schulz
<> wrote:
Hello Anne-ology,

I'm top-posting on this thread with purpose. You are on the
(l10n) mailing list. Do you even understand the conversation you have
into? It is a technical exchange, not people who do not know what
they type.

Besides that, people on mailing lists and elsewhere on the Internet
rely on
a common set of rules and customs that are considered useful and even
since about the late seventies. It's called the Netiquette:  Top posting, not
inline of the messages like you do are things that confuse or bother
posters. Do you think you could make an effort in following these
at least when posting on our mailing lists?

Thank you,


Le 18.01.2016 17:43, anne-ology a écrit :

Well, whoever typed this must have meant to type whatever would send
the message  ;-)

       If this typist had edited his message before posting, then he
have corrected the error;
          but, alas, editing seems to be an out-dated idea in this
ever increasing speed to accomplish whatever even though oftentimes
the time to edit saves time in the long-run by avoiding having to
redo the
project to correct the errors.

From: Stanislav Horáček <>
Date: Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 9:16 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-l10n] "Hit apply to update" string
To: L10n <>


could anyone explain meaning of this new string in 5.1?

"Hit apply to update"
ID: rEEs5

I suppose it is a placeholder text for user agent information (Tools
Options - LibreOffice - Online updates) which appears when the user
is changed (although I don't know how it can be changed) - but there
is no
"apply" to be hit...


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