4 thoughts on “Manifesto for text-communication growth”

  1. Mark says:

    I *really* miss inline-posting and bottom posting. Works perfectly in textbased emails. Unfortunately it doesn’t work at all in html-based email. I have tried it and you end up getting very annoyed. It’s too bad because I sit many times a day thinking that it would be so much more efficient inline-posting answers to questions – and much more user friendly for the receiver.

    You end up scrolling back and forth in the email and almost rewriting the questions in your answers. It’s ridiculous.

    And inline-posting is/was wonderful on usenet. Combined with the beatifully threaded posts that has yet to be implemented decently on any online forum or blog.

    1. Joen says:

      Mark,

      Unfortunately it doesn’t work at all in html-based email.

      Interestingly I find this works just fine when using web-based Gmail as your sole email app. This is ironic because web-based WYSIWYG is usually terrible. What mail app are you using?

  2. Mark says:

    Yes, Gmail actually isn’t too bad at quoting. But it is stil html-based why you easily loose or mess up the quote formatting and such. But I think I will try to inline quote more often in Gmail.

    As most people I’m stuck with Outlook (2003) at work. And they created the bottom quote standard I would think. Microsoft will never do html well. Especially in Outlook. Haven’t tried Office 2007 though, but I can’t imagine it’s improved.

    1. Joen says:

      But it is stil html-based why you easily loose or mess up the quote formatting and such.

      Yup. That was my experience before Gmail as well, but Gmail is rock solid for me.

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