[Slackdocs] Suggestion for Reply Order Structure in the List

B.Lawrence nowbrians at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 29 01:26:25 CEST 2012

On 28/08/12 22:59, Eric Hameleers wrote:
> 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
> to...
> 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.
> Eric

I've been bottom posting, but haven't been scrubbing the mailing-list 
message lines. Have I done it right this time?

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