Wednesday, August 15, 2007

How do you e-mail?

I'm old-school when it comes to the Internet communication. I spell e-mail with a hyphen. I top-post. I don't know what facebook is, nor do I really care to know. An emoticon is made up of ASCII characters, not graphics. I don't have a myspace page, and I still prefer Plain Text e-mails to HTML.

But tonight I received a copy of a reply message that I sent out on a mailing list. The previous e-mails in the thread were HTML, and my response e-mail PlainText'ed it all in an ugly mess, making me reconsider my old-school, low-frills preferences. What should I do? Please help me by casting your votes below:

Top or bottom posting:
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/keep-top-posting-its-fine
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/bottom-post-otherwise-youre-annoying
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/I-dont-read-your-boring-email-anyway

HTML or PlainText e-mail:
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/go-HTML-for-email
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/plaintext-email-is-good

Other recommendations:
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/email-is-spelled-email-not-e-mail
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/how-can-you-possibly-live-without-facebook
http://www.eclipse.org/webmaster/your-404-page-is-ugly-make-a-new-one

I'll compile the results tomorrow night by grepping my Apache logs for /webmaster/.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Daniel Spiewak said...

That is a darn-clever way of handling voting, Denis! I've casted my opinions accordingly.

Incidentally, IMHO you should put the 404 within the page headers and sidebar prevalent on the rest of the site. Just a thought though. I'm not as passionate about it as I am about top-posting. ;-)

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Denis Roy said...

Thanks, Daniel... I've done this before: http://eclipsewebmaster.blogspot.com/2006/02/are-we-doing-good-job.html

To me it's the only way to run a poll!

5:22 PM  

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