Joel On Software quote

Gervase Markham gerv at
Fri Sep 10 22:26:29 UTC 2004

>>Gervase Markham wrote:
>>>Joel believes that cutting down quoting, rather than encouraging it, 
>>>is good social interface design :-)

Just to clarify: I brought this up merely because the quoting thing was 
quite controversial, rather than because I'm grinding an axe. I haven't 
seen much quoting abuse in b.m.o. - but then, I might not be looking in 
the right places.

J. Paul Reed wrote:
> Am I the only one who finds it amusing that you selectively (and
> appropriately) quoted the relevant material?
> You know... so you could respond to it and we'd know what the hell you're
> talking about?

But email is a different medium to bugs. In bugs, all the comments are 
there in order. In email, the email a person is replying to could be 
just above it, 50 messages above it, filed in another folder or deleted.


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