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Re: [SLE] Top posting violates RFC1855 (was: A small request)
  • From: rex <rex@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 18:31:14 -0800
  • Message-id: <20021103023114.GM1463@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
jaakko tamminen <jaakko.tamminen@xxxxxxxxxx> [2002-11-02 18:13]:
>
> Yet another, who think that he is the only one being correct...

For newbies that think top posting is OK, I suggest that they read RFC1855.

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1855.html

[...]

Be brief without being overly terse. When replying to a message,
include enough original material to be understood but no more. It
is extremely bad form to simply reply to a message by including
all the previous message: edit out all the irrelevant material.

[...]

If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
summarize the original at the TOP [emphasis mine. -r] of the message,
or include just enough text of the original to give a context.
This will make sure readers understand when they start to read your
response.

[...]

-rex
--
Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they
come at you rapidly.

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