[ubuntu-uk] 12.04 CD pre-orders
gareth.france at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 06:49:58 UTC 2012
On 17/04/12 07:40, alan c wrote:
> On 16/04/12 18:25, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 16 April 2012 16:20, Gareth France<gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> What's wrong with not wanting to scroll miles to the bottom of the mail to
>>> read the latest post?
> Top posting and bottom posting/in line comments have context sensitive
> If there are no in line comments or no logical sequence, or much
> detail, in discussion, then bottom posting can be tedious, if not even
> silly. In my family emails it would be inappropriate to bottom post.
> Also in my previous business experience in a major water company for
> 10 years, emails had a stand alone status, and a displayed thread
> showed the latest email at the top.
> In a technical forum, or other environment where discussions are very
> likely to have a logical sequence, and often a discussion thread with
> many comments, then in line comments and bottom posting have a strong
> benefit. If a convention in a forum is maintained, it is easy to know
> what to expect, so conventions are defended and promoted.
Makes sense. Bottom posting has always seemed counter intuitive to me.
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