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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000054.txt from 2005/12

From: "Matthew Lloyd" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] re[kl]: Trimming
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 15:02:28 -0500

Why does top posting carry such stigma? It's far more convenient to
those who are not on a digest.

What is the essential difference between an email at work and an email
as part of a mailing list?

I really cannot understand.

The trimming bit I understand of course. But only necessary in a digest


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Charette []
Sent: 10 December 2005 16:27
Subject: Re: [kl] re[kl]: Trimming

David Blumberg wrote:

> I look at it this way: You're getting an e-mail from somebody, their
> reply should be at the top of the e-mail.
> That way if you know what the topic is and just want to see the
> written reply comment, it's right there. And if you aren't sure what
> it refers to, you can read below.

Top posting is considered gauche in mailing list etiquette; however, top

posting is common in business emails.

Trimming is just plain courtesy to the readers.

Personally, I don't make a big stink about it - I just run the machinery

for you.

Mark C. - list owner and the guy that pays the bills to keep this list

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