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Re: arsclist Top vs. Bottom Posting
From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Re: Frank Premise Checker's contribution:
Please, you literates, what is "top posting" vs. "bottom posting"?
I usually take the trouble to quote just that part which needs
commenting - what kind of posting is that? "Partial bottom
posting", perhaps, because the quote part is above my own
contribution? I always delete the adminstrativa.
Since I do not know what to concentrate on, the following is more
or less complete regarding the subject:
> > NOTE: Please use bottom posting unless you have a compelling reason
> > not to. It facilitates removing extraneous quotation and certainly
> > encourages deleting the reduplicated ads.
> > Mike
> > mrichter@xxxxxxx
> Mike, I've never seen a format where bottom posting is best. This is
> true of the UNIX programs, Pine for e-mail, trn and tin for
> newsgroups, and of Outlook and Outlook Express for both. This issue
> has received a certain amount of attention, and I recall that the
> Germans prefer bottom posting but that most everyone else prefers top
> posting. We could take a poll.
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