[Python-ideas] Meta: Email netiquette

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 03:57:09 CEST 2015

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 6:36 PM, David Mertz <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 4:16 AM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> The process that need to be automated for Gmail is
>> "Down->Enter->Del->Del->Down->Down" when I enter reply mode. This is
>> the annoying combo that I have to write every time to enter bottom
>> posting insert mode.
> How is it that Anatoly has such great difficulty editing email to
> intersperse responses in Gmail, and yet I find the process entirely easy and
> quick? Oh yeah... I guess I answered my own question by mentioning the name
> of the complainer.

The requirements of the machine <-> human interface are very subjective and
depend on the age of a person being introduced to enabling communication
technology. I doubt that people younger than 25 are considering email as a
communication method at all, and I know that annoying interfaces are the
reason why people pretend not to use them. So, it may happen that @python.org
discussions are limited to a certain age group because of that.

anatoly t.

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