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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000076.txt from 2005/12

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re[kl]: Trimming
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 10:26:49 -0500

The following, quoted in its entirety, is one reason for top-replying. We
often see "replies" like this which have no new material, probably due to
some slip-up by the replier. If the new material were always on the top,
one wouldn't have to search the bottom as well to see if there WAS a reply
to read.


At 07:47 AM 12/11/2005, Tom Wood wrote:

>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
>Tom W
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