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Re: [opensuse] Re: Hi
  • From: Robert Lewis <rll@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 12:09:54 -0800
  • Message-id: <45C24912.1090000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
M Harris wrote:
> Well, actually, that's part of the method to the madness...
> ... bottom posting is one of way stating (implying) that the poster has read
> the stuff at the top. In other words, its a polite way to acknowledging what
> the other person has said--- you recognize the other person's viewpoint by
> posting "after" , and hopefully, by posting "within" their context.
> Actually, bottom posting is the "minimum" etiquette. Relevant contextual
> posting is the best.... comments interspersed (in context) following the
> point made by the original poster.
> Also, as I have done here, trimming is especially helpful. It doesn't make
> sense to copy the "entire" previous post if you're only going to comment on
> one sentence. Trim the stuff that doesn't matter, and post "after" the quoted
> stuff.... true bottom posting. This is easy to do in kmail... just
> highlight the area you will be commenting about and press the "l" key (for
> list)... and the To: field will be filled in for the list (automatically) and
> the text will be autotrimmed ready for you to fill in your comment at the
> bottom... very cool.
Thanks that feedback was the best I have seen.
I use Thunderbird rather than Kmail for some reason or another.
But, I think I'll do the trimming in the future as you suggest.
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