Bottom vs. Top Posting (WAS: A Plea for sanity when posting to this list.)
radsky at ncia.net
Sat May 7 16:02:51 UTC 2005
Don't you think that an optimum choice of posting style of your reply
depends on how the message you are replying to is written?
Some people have a knack for writing letters that make their point in
one brief sentence whereas other people write a single large paragraph
that consists of several convoluted sentences to say the same thing.
What is worse, is a single sentence that occupies many lines in a single
large paragraph. By the time we reach the end of the sentence, we may
have been led through several changes of subject.
As for 'snipping' ---if the original message is still posted, why
subject the list readers to the entire message again? What's wrong with
'snipping' if it leaves the essentials in your reply, whether you are
responding to just one part of the original posting or all parts?
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