From: Roger Johansson
Subject: Re: how to master electronics, use of transistor, op amp...?
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 17:33:48 +0100
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0 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I'm quite new to using newsgroups. I notice several people preaching
>that new postings should be placed at the end.
Edit your posts so that every line in it serves a purpose, and is
supposed to be read, even the quoted lines.
Start from the beginning of the message you are replying to.
Delete everything you do not need, all quoted lines, except the few
lines you are going to reply to.
Format your message so that it makes sense to the reader.
What is it all about, who wrote what, what am I replying to?
>What is the reason for this?
The reason for stupid advice spreading around usenet is the existence
of stupid advisors.
>Wouldn't it be much easier to read through a bunch of postings if it
>was not necessary to press the "page down" key multiple times to get
>to the 1 line response at the end?
Of course, so you should always start your message at the start of the
message, so we can start reading from the beginning of the message.
Then you might want to quote a few lines, followed by your reply to
"Kevin Aylward" email@example.com> wrote:
>>First, learn to reply at the end of the post, not the top.!!!!!!
No, reply at the beginning of your message, continue to reply in the
middle of your new message, and reply at the end of your new message.
Cut away everything which is not part of your new message.
(which will insure that your message is written at the beginning, the
middle, and the end of your message, occasionably interwowen with
short quotes from the message you are replying to)
Or, to say it in another way, post nothing but your own new message,
cut away all old quotes which are not needed.