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I hesitate to add to this thread which is already bloated. However ...

--On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 20:43 +0100 Stefan Weigel <> wrote:


Am 22.02.2012 20:19, schrieb Tom Davies:

Is our main aim here to change the way people post or
is it to help people move to LibreOffice?

Helping people must not become a pain in the neck for the voluntary
supporters. That´s why the posting quidelines should be respected.

Some of us participate on multiple mailing lists relating to a variety of topics (LO, ancestry, etc.). Each mailing list may have it's own posting guidelines. Without always going back to some long forgotten e-mail or web page where the guidelines can be reviewed, we just post in what appears to us as being appropriate on a case by case basis. Seeing how others have posted serves as an informal guideline but it is nothing more than a guideline -- not a dogmatic rule the breaking of which condemns one to eternal punishment.

For me, if something in my reply is general and pertains to the entire message to which I'm responding then I place that at the top. OTOH, if something is directly related to a particular point within the message I trim unrelated matter and interleave my response within the copy of that message. Bottom posting is reserved for new or summarizing matteerial.


Failing to follow guidelines, in this case is not a matter of lack of respect for others on the list but rather a means of attempting to communicate clearly.

May this topic R.I.P.


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