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Re: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:59:04 -0400
Message-ID: <012101c45de1$3cf60f40$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

> we need to encourage participation, not discourage it. Such rules would
> serve [to] intimidate people away from posting
>

I'm trying to clarify what effect guideline 3.1 might have. It may be used
to enforce rules, like no top-posting, that could discourage participation
and produce an overall negative effect.

> If you can't figure out how not to top-post, delete all the preceding text
> (two keystrokes on most systems: Select All, then delete, or just Select
> All and start typing) and write from scratch.
>

We could clarify exactly what is required to avoid top-posting and then
check all messages to this list to make sure they comply. Perhaps we could
exclude messages that used top-posting from the archive until they were
rewritten. Would that be a good thing?

Chris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
To: "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 4:11 PM
Subject: RE: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1


>
> > we need to encourage participation, not discourage it. Such rules would
> > serve [to] intimidate people away from posting
>
> Yeah, insisting that people not post 2^n quantities of text for n messages
> is really gonna be a barrier.
>
> If you can't figure out how not to top-post, delete all the preceding text
> (two keystrokes on most systems: Select All, then delete, or just Select
> All and start typing) and write from scratch.
>
>
>
> -- 
>
>     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
>     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
>     Expect criticism if you top-post
>
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