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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000064.txt from 2005/12

From: Tom Wood <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re[kl]: Trimming
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 07:48:15 -0500

Mark Charette wrote:

> Gary Van Cott wrote:
>> I agree. I have to honestly say that in more than 10 years of using
>> lists, I have never seen anything the suggested adding posts at the
>> bottom was preferred in any context
> Every list I'm on prefers posting below trimmed text. But then again,
> almost all the lists I belong to are technical and have been around
> for 25 years or more (I've only been using lists for the past 20 years
> or so). Top posting on many of those lists will start a flame war
> _and_ cause the offender to be ignored by the old-timers. It's
> tradition that has become etiquette. Perhaps the newer lists don't
> have the tradition.
> It is also possible that 15 or 20 years ago the options were fewer.
> Email software might have put comments following the earlier posts by
> default...............

Tom W

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