Re: Re WIT

Jon P. Knight (
Sat, 11 Jun 1994 20:47:36 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 10 Jun 1994, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> 2) Seal of Approvals - instead of being able to merely "agree" and
> "disagree", users can apply "approvals" and "disapprovals" to
> any post they read. No comment to be left, just a general sign of
> support or an indication by the reader that this is a Good post.

But what happens if a posting contains some points I agree with and some
that I disagree with. This is the most common form of posting in both
mailing lists and on the USENET as far as I'm concerned. Do I just cut
out each point separately and attach an ``agree'', ``disagree'' or
``ambivalent'' SOAP to them? Or am I forced to make an overall judgement
of the posting as a whole? Or split it up into sub-topics, even if they
haven't deviated greatly from the main topic?


Jon Knight, Research Student in High Performance Networking and Distributed
Systems in the Department of _Computer_Studies_ at Loughborough University.
* Its not how big your share is, its how much you share that's important. *