[xubuntu-users] Posting - Top or bottom

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Jan 10 22:02:37 UTC 2014


On Fri, 2014-01-10 at 21:56 +0000, James Freer wrote:
> I have noticed recently that more folk have been top posting. The matter was 
> discussed at length a while back and the decision I understood was that we 
> should bottom post.
> 
> I haven't seen anything to suggest that the list now expects top posting. I 
> don't mind which way but as a list we should stick with one. Top posting has an 
> advantage for moderators checking as the ubuntu yahoogroups list do, and also 
> if folk reply from mobile phones.
> 
> What is an ABSOLUTE PAIN when reading a post is a mixture of the two. I save 
> posts in a separate directory when an interesting topic is discussed and so I'd 
> be grateful if we could make a FINAL DECISION and perhaps send out a reminder 
> to the list once a month.

No need to discuss it or to introduce something new. For mailing lists
common practise is to bottom post, resp. to trim and inline post for
good reasons.

It's also good practise to write an off-list mail to somebody who top
post to a mailing list and friendly ask her/him to do better.





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