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 From:  Hilton Travis <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Top/Bottom Posting
 Date:  Tue, 17 Feb 2004 09:34:15 +1000
Hi Benjamin,

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.

- HiltonT

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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