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Re: [SLE] Top posting (WAS: Re: [SLE] Printing quality)
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:48:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <20040127194801.GX23960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Paul W. Abrahams <abrahams@xxxxxxx> [01-27-04 13:37]:
> On Monday 26 January 2004 10:25 pm, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > * Rem P Roberti <remegius@xxxxxxxxxxx> [01-26-04 22:02]:
>
> - - - - -
>
> > Well, I have corrected your top-posting and trimmed the superfluous
> > full quote under. Please don't top post and trim your posts.
>
> What is top-posting? And what practices do you advocate about trimming
> messages to which one is responding? I don't think there's any agreed-upon
> convention about this.

Answering at the top of a mail and sending. Top-posting promotes full
quoting since most people do not look any further. And how do you
carry on a conversation when you answer questions before they are asked?

> My approach is to put the original message first (to set the context) and to
> trim most everything from it that isn't relevant to the response.

Sounds good to me. We have a plan.
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Patrick Shanahan Registered Linux User #207535
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