[FFmpeg-user] libavformat dependecies are too sophisticated

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 07:43:16 CET 2011

On 06/12/2011 12:34 AM, Alexey Umnov wrote:
 > PS.
 > Sorry for "top-posting" although I don't even know what it means...

Top-posting is doing as you did, putting your reply before the 
message(s) it referenced, and not removing any information or comments 
from those messages that weren't relevant to the discussion at hand.

Correctly posting, like this, is usually referred to as "bottom 
posting", as your message goes on the bottom, or "Interleaved posting", 
if you reply to comments piece by piece, thus interleaving your comments 
with those that came before.

Bottom posting makes it much simpler to see what the current topic of 
conversation is, and what relevant information has already been posted 
on the topic, as well as making the chain of messages flow in a more 
consistent manner. It also has the advantage of taking up less bandwidth 
and hard-drive space.

So please, in the future, take the extra few seconds it takes to format 
your replies properly. It's a negligible amount of work for the massive 
benefits it brings.
Robert Johnston

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