From: "Al Hephy"
Subject: Re: OT: Posting Style Vote - all lurkers please respond
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 09:50:15 -0500
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Reply-To: "Al Hephy"
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Absolutely! Everyone should BOTTOM post.
wrote in message =
> Al Borowski wrote:
> > Hi,
> > There has been much discussion about top vs bottom posting. I for =
> > am sick of it and would like to put it to a vote. What I'd like is =
> > everyone to reply once and only once to this message, saying either
> > 'top post only', 'bottom post only' or 'don't care that much' -
> > whatever posting method you prefer. This will let everyone see if =
> > posting is really such a big issue or if it's just a few vocal
> > whingers.
> Bottom post only, with interleaved comments, for several reasons.
> Encourages trimming, which is a handy way of encouraging the responder
> to reread the message they are responding to, which tends to reduce
> silly errors.
> The time it takes to trim the original message gives a bit of pause =
> thought, to allow you to reflect on if your posting will add to the =
> Helps to refresh peoples memory, if they last read the thread a day =
> Trimming reduces bandwidth, which makes newsgroup retention times =
> and makes groups quicker to download, for those that do so.
> Repels vampires.
> http://inquisitor.i.am/ | mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org | Ian =
> He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of =
> which were to be put in vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm =
> in raw inclement summers. -- Jonathan Swift, "Gulliver's Travels" =