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Re: 1.5.21-1: CIFS symlinks on network share break Cygwin
DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
On 10/24/06, Larry Hall (Cygwin) <> wrote:
I'm not sure everyone is paying full attention here.
<http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#TOFU> again. Reformatted.
The entry just defines TOFU:
Text Over, Full-quote Under (or, in the original German, "Text Oben,
Fullquote Unten"). A combination of top posting and full quoting,
which makes the messages hard to read (accoring to RFC 1855). Often
combined with raw e-mail addresses in quoted messages (see
PCYMTNQREAIYR). Added after repeated requests from Corinna Vinschen
It doesn't stress enough that "hard to read" means "please don't post
in this way if you want people to read your posts and take you
Some folks could the definition and think this is the ~preferred~ way
to format messages to this list.
I suppose that's possible (anything is). But I would think that the
body of the description with the context in which it applies would
make it pretty obvious if one thought about it. While I didn't want
to ignore the TOFU situation, I was even more concerned about emphasizing
quoting of raw email addresses is bad.
Maybe there should be an entry for what doing it the right way is
called. I haven't heard TUPO (Text Under Partial-quotes Over)...
Certainly this and quoting raw email addresses could be offered as
guidelines in <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>. Care to offer a
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