[CentOS] OT: Top Posting

Wed May 14 22:59:12 UTC 2008
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Jason Pyeron wrote:
>>>> ...all but dead...I run a usenet server here, had 3 logins last
>>>> month...user base is over 4000...
>> Usenet is almost dead but e-mail lists abound (you are using one).
>> Same concepts.
>> I know, but my point was, since we all use email to read email lists,
>> let's get off the old usenet etiquette, and use email etiquette, which
>> you will find yourself in the very minute minority that replies bottom
>> post.

There is business email where you reply immediately and expect the 
recipient to remember the context he sent so top-posting works and 
internet email where you reply when you get around to it and most of the 
readers aren't going to remember any context so top-posting doesn't work.

> I just wish I could configure my outlook ...

Configure it?  Don't you know how to move the cursor?  The point is that 
you are supposed to delete the irrelevant context as you move down, 
replying underneath the parts you leave so it lands it the right place 

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com