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What i meant by developer groups was programers or system admins.
For example the drbd group was almost completely made up of
system admins that are responsible for running multiple large data
centers. In other words geeks, lol.
In circles like this quoteing posts in responses is very common.
On 8/27/2020 10:33 AM, Pamela Dominguez
What are developer groups? Pam.
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] number of people
acceptable to keep everyone
unmuted during a meeting?
I have to agree with brian here.
Quoting the message that you're responding to above your
response is a fairly
common practice, especially in developer groups. I used to
be on a list for
drbd, which is a data syncronization program and well over
80 percent of the
messages on that list were written in such a manner.
Personally i've not started doing that as a general
practice, but the wining
on this subject has made me think about starting to do so.
On 8/26/2020 11:18 PM, Brian
On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 10:06 PM, Pamela
In a normal email, if the person answers the
person’s questions, you can see what they are responding
to under the response.
No. In a typical "blind-style" email, perhaps, but I can
assure you that most of the world does "quote, response,
quote, response, quote, response" not "response, quote,
response, quote, response, quote," when complex exchanges
Even I don't quote at the top when it would be immediately
obvious to most readers in a topic what I was responding
to. This message is another case where there have been
multiple responses, by multiple members, prior to this
offering by me.
This entire message would be far harder to decipher were
the assertion I'm saying is incorrect were to be at the
bottom. I would, in fact, for most readers, be entirely
I also found out that NVDA (and, by extension, I'd be
willing to presume most screen readers) can handle block
quotes in e-mail messages with a built-in single letter
navigation command, and a complementary single character
(but not letter) built-in command to jump out of a block
quote to the next/previous batch of unquoted material.
Anyone who wants to read about that can see the topic on
the NVDA Group:
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
Always remember that computers
are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in
continuous use and usually go pop when turned off
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