[kwlug-disc] trimming posts

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Apr 20 12:42:17 EDT 2014


Agreed. The quoted text is from a time long since passed, and the world 
of e-mail lists instead of newsgroups has moved on. Especially in a 
small local geographic list such as this is.

Granted, digesting makes the problem worse, which is why I have long 
since abandoned it on most any list I participate in.

Paul's 40k limit for the purposes of keeping posts small is specious - I 
can't recall the last time I saw a post get anywhere near it. It does, 
however, keep most attachments away, for which I am very grateful.


On 14-04-20 12:35 PM, rbclemen at gmail.com wrote:
> Top posting makes the perfectly reasonable assumption that most
> people in the discussion aren't new to it, and don't need to scroll
> through a dozen pages of now poorly formatted text they have already
> read to find the start of the purpose of the email.
>
> I certainly don't mind inline replies with unnecessary bits trimmed.
> I almost certainly still have previous messages to go back to if
> necessary
>
On 14-04-20 12:27 PM, Adam Glauser wrote:> In case people skipped over 
this bit in Steve's signature, I thought I'd
> highlight it.
>
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Steve Izma <sizma at golden.net> wrote:
>>
>> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
>> A: Top-posting.
>> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style>




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