What is also ironic is that often those people who whinge aboot
top-posting also happen to remove all previous posters' signatures, and
those that the mailing list applies. This helps keep the email size
down by removing (now) unnecessary fluff.
On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 04:48, Benjamin H. Henry wrote:
> I'd have to agree. I don't want to scroll down through a bunch of
> conversation that I've already read. That said, post on top or bottom for a
> first reply, but follow the pattern started after that.
> What's ironic is that the people whining about top posters seem to have
> outrageously long signatures!
> On Monday 16 February 2004 11:13 am, John Voigt wrote:
> > Actually, I find it a little irritating that we seem to have netiquette
> > police here. Even more irritating that they seem to think that bottom
> > posting is the only acceptable way as I actually prefer top posting since
> > most times I just read the original post and really don't need to wade
> > through it again to get to the "answer". And it's most irritating when
> > someone conveniently rearranges what I've said under the guise of "fixing"
> > my top posting. That said I usually try and be nice and bottom post since
> > that's what some in here seem to prefer (though I sometimes forget and I
> > didn't this time just to make a point) and all you have to do with outlook
> > is set your format to "plain text" and it will format your reply with the
> > little > char in front of each line rather than the stupid long vertical
> > lines outlook usually uses. You can then put your reply anywhere you want.
> > For longer posts with several points it's also better for most people
> > reading replies to "middle post" answering points inline.
> > Anyway, please folks let's stop criticizing peoples posting habits and
> > concentrate on the content of what they have to say - seems a lot more
> > productive to me. Nobody really needed to waste time reading this crap I
> > just wrote and it has nothing to do with m0n0wall.
> > John Voigt, President
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Brandon Holland" <brandon at cookssaw dot com>
> > To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> > Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 10:31 AM
> > Subject: [m0n0wall] Top/Bottom Posting
> > > How do you correctly bottom post in MS Outlook?
> > > Brandon Holland (Brandon at Cookssaw dot com)
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