Bottom vs. Top Posting (WAS: A Plea for sanity when posting to this list.)

A1ex radsky at
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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