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On 08/16/2012 10:50 AM, anne-ology wrote:
        brilliantly said.

        And may I add this use of acronyms is silly ... are we supposed to
memorize each new one  ???
           here's supposedly a complete listing -

        Yes, growing up pre-computers was different from you post-computer
youngsters, but bear in mind that using acronyms confuses the communication
since many of these are duplicates  ;-)
I should have noted that RFC and the related RFQ (request for quotation) are very old engineering acronyms (pre PC) used to describe stages in project development. RFC is asking the reviewers to review a draft proposal/design/specifications prior to formally finalizing the design. Reviewers may be any interested party involved in the project. There may not be a formal RFC issued of the complete design/proposal/specifications but various interested parties are often asked to review at least parts of the design. RFQ is formally asking vendors to bid on the finalized specifications.

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:11 AM, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
Bottom posting is a good way to alienate most of the target
market-shares that LO needs to break into.  Many new people are
completely unaware that there is any other way of posting other than
top-posting because top posting is so widespread.

Also there are a ridiculous number of rules, such as how and when to snip,
makes it more time consuming and difficult for new people that have
only joined the list to deal with one or 2 specific questions, not to
change their entire life-style.

How about we 1st get the world using LibreOffice and THEN start opening
people to new ways of doing things?

Oh and this new way of having to use "Reply to all" instead of "Reply" is
brilliant!  It makes it more difficult to keep things on-list and more
difficult for new arrivals to the list.  Perfect!!
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Marc Paré <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Reply settings on this list have changed
Date: Thursday, 16 August, 2012, 7:03

Hi Anne and Jay,

Le 2012-08-16 00:53, Jay Lozier a écrit :

(3) Thank you for standing up against these list-members who respond
at the bottom !
Actually there are two different philosophies. Top posting works best
when only a few people are actively involved in the conversation and all
are actively following the thread. For most exchanges this works very
well because it mimics a verbal conversation.

Bottom posting is done on lists because someone may not have seen the
initial post and the context of the answers and other follow up posts.
The idea is that the thread can be followed with the oldest post on top
to latest on the bottom as if you are reading a report.

Inline posting is sometimes done when it is easier to answer each issue

I did a combination of inline and bottom posting

Also snip is used to indicate that part of the original has been deleted
by the poster


Please review more information on 

This topic has been covered several times on this list. FYI, we recommend
bottom posting if possible along with inline posting, in order to preserve
the flow of discussion for all.

It just makes it easier for everyone to work on the lists if we adopt the
same way of responding to email.

Thanks for your help.



Jay Lozier

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