list rules [was: Reconfigure after changing Video Card]

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Thu Aug 5 08:41:59 UTC 2010

On Sun, August 1, 2010 05:52, Ric Moore wrote:

> I guess it depends on just how far back using email you go. I never
> noticed much top-posting at all, until the last 5-10 years. At least not
> in the places I hung around it. Mostly tech email lists. But,
> top-posting for personal mail is OK, I guess. I much prefer to middle
> post, to keep the "conversation" in order, even in private email. I
> don't believe I ever saw top-posting on BBS's. When you were composing
> online, their email client pretty much forced you to bottom post in
> reply. Owell! Just my two cents, Ric

I call them "internet-style" posting and "corporate-style" posting.
I was using email and newsgroups for several years before I started
working in '99. At uni, everybody wrote at the bottom, because we all used
Pine. But when I started working, most people in the workforce were still
not used to email. I saw all kinds of posting styles in the early years.
It was only when Microsoft became the big boy and everybody used MS Office
Outlook, that top posting took a foothold.

I still make a distinction:
For work: write at the top and don't snip anything, to cover your assets.
Not for work: write at the bottom and snip the irrelevant parts.


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