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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000055.txt from 2005/12

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re[kl]: Trimming
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 15:20:23 -0500

Matthew Lloyd wrote:

>Why does top posting carry such stigma? It's far more convenient to
>those who are not on a digest
No, it isn't, because the referent is immediately above the referrer.

>What is the essential difference between an email at work and an email
>as part of a mailing list?
Business tends to worry about the chronological sequence of events.
Email lists are used to post/answer questions where chronology tends to
be _much_ less important. Even then, in business, for a long email or
for one where questions are enumerated the answers to specific questions
are generally interspersed within the email, perhaps being highlighted
with color.

And, if you care to notice, I trimmed away the superfluous trailers on
the message, making it shorter and easier to read and keeps the trash
out of the archives.

But everyone may do what they will. It's not worth nattering about. Just
don't expect that everyone will stand in line agreeing with whatever
choice you make when you post.

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