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Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 2 14:19:21 UTC 2010

On Fri, 02 Jul 2010 09:37:49 -0400
Robert Steinmetz <rob at steinmetznet.com> wrote:

> Top Posting is not Evil, just different.

Top posting is against the 'rules of the road' for this mailing list.[1]

Here is a quote from that page (I've highlighted the appropriate
passage with asterisks):

"Technical guidelines
Proper quoting:

Proper quoting is very important on mailing lists, to ensure that it is easy to follow the conversation. There are four fundamental rules:

When replying to an email, ensure that the email which you are replying to is indented with a symbol such as > or | (this is usually done from the preferences of your email client - most should do this by default).

When quoting, attribute the quoted text to the person who wrote it (again, most email clients will do this by default). Be careful to attribute the correct text to the correct person.

****Write your email underneath the email which you are replying to.

Tailor your reply to fit the text which you are replying to. Do not quote the whole of the previous email - remove any unnecessary text. To avoid confusion, it's often a good idea to replace removed text with a brief indication that something has been removed, like [snip].

HTML mail

Avoid sending emails in HTML format, if possible. Some people may find
it more difficult to read or reply to these emails. Also, HTML email
takes up more space, so people with restricted Internet access will be
happier to receive plain text emails."

I include that last paragraph to point out that HTML is also considered
to be a no-no.

[1] http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists

Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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