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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gibbo)
Date: 18 Nov 2002 17:49:34 GMT
Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk
Subject: Re: NG etiquette
email@example.com (Spam Hater 7) wrote:
>"Phil Allison" wrote in message
>> "Al Borowski" wrote in message
>> > Could someone please explain what's wrong with top posting?
>> ** Everything. Do a Google search on "top posting usenet" and read
>> dozens of explanations.
>> ................ Phil
>But... The google news reader itself encourages top-posting; it will
>trim away bottom-posted replies.
>IME, top-posted replies are MUCH easier to read.
>(This reply bottom posted as to not offend the luddites.)
Summarize what you are following up.
When you follow up an existing article, Google Groups includes the full article
in quotes, with the cursor at the top of the article. Tempting though it is to
just start typing your message, please STOP and do two things first. Look at
the quoted text and delete parts that are irrelevant. Then, go to the BOTTOM of
the article and start typing there. Doing this makes it much easier for your
readers to get through your post. They'll have a reminder of the relevant text
before your comment, but won't have to re-read the entire article. And if your
reply appears on a site before the original article does, they'll get the gist
of what you're talking about.
Plus it's better, clearer, easier...... etc
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