[Slackdocs] Suggestion for Reply Order Structure in the List

Eric Hameleers eric.hameleers at alienbase.nl
Tue Aug 28 23:59:29 CEST 2012

On 08/28/2012 11:37 PM, Rodrigo Amorim Ferreira wrote:
> Hi there,
> In a few emails in this discussion list I saw many different forms of
> REPLY (or GROUP REPLY) that, I think, is disturbing the discussion. So,
> I have a suggestion for everyone:
> Based on the e-mail reply structure of many client-based (or web) email
> account, I think will be better for everyone only answer emails in the
> top part of the body (and not in the bottom part). That way we can
> maintain a decreasing time-based answer system in any email present in
> each thread.
> What do you think?
> Best Regards
> Rodrigo
As a long-time USENET poster and user of mailing lists, I think sticking
to the etiquette of _bottom_ posting works best.

First of all, it will make you realize that you have to scrub the
mailing list message lines at the bottom of the email you are answering
Second, it gives you a chronological information feed when scrolling
through the email.
Third, it will teach you to remove parts of the previous email that you
are _not_ answering to, thereby keeping the total text as small as
possible and as large as needed. Some of the emails in the mailing list
archive are dragging hundreds of useless lines along.


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