[Consortium] limiting email traffic

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Tue Oct 29 13:09:02 UTC 2013



Sigh. I seriously considered to give top-posting a triple email bonus :)

Don't take this personally, this is intended as general friendly
reminder to everyone.

Please do not top-post on email-lists. Reply inline, feel free to remove
parts from the message that are irrelevant for your reply or simply add
your reply at the bottom.

Not only are there are users who do read the lists by daily digest but
it also really messes up the the HTML archive and is generally confusing:

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?


Please also see section 3.1.1 of https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1855.txt

"If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
summarize the *original* at the *top* of the message, or include just
enough text of the original to give a context.  This will make
sure readers understand when they start to read your response."
(emphasis mine)


As for the remarks: @Patrick:

No, it is not yet activated. So far I only proposed to do that and
prepared to roll it out.

I won't install such service without running it by the consortium and
waiting at least day for members to voice their opinion.

@Bent: 12 left, actually :)


PS. Sorry for top-posting, it was not feasible to re-arrange this email.

On 10/29/2013 08:19 AM, Patrick Shirkey wrote:
> Doesn't look like it is working yet...
> On Tue, October 29, 2013 6:13 pm, Bent Bisballe Nyeng wrote:
>> +1 (and now only 11 posts left...)
>> // Bent
>> On 10/29/13 04:53, Robin Gareus wrote:
> Hi all,
> Due to excessive posts - in particular on the linux-audio-user email
> list, I do propose to rate-limit the number of emails to
>    13 emails per user per 24 hours
> with direct follows up replies to self counting twice.

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