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From: Robert Bigelow (rbigelowrim.net)
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 10:52:51 CDT
Users generally type where their client places the cursor, I'm as
guilty as anyone of this. One thing that top-posting does have going for it,
is when a mail message is truncated for any reason, only the first N-bytes
of the email is visible. This means that top-posting has the greatest chance
of having your reply read. PC based readers don't usually truncate, but in
the case of where bandwidth is limited, such as the RIM Blackberry, if
someone bottom-posts or inline-posts and the message is long enough, I have
to wait for a "More" (receive more of a message) to come to actually be able
to read the reply, and if the network is congested or I'm out of coverage, I
From: Devdas Bhagat [mailto:devdasworldgatein.net]
Sent: July 30, 2001 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: Stopping SirCam
On Mon, 30 Jul 2001, Wietse Venema spewed into the ether:
> A new opportunity to learn. What is top-posting?
Posting before the original post.
This method is generally noticed in users of Outlook/Outlook Express.
Bottom posting is when you post the entire reply at the bottom of the
mail. (Kinda like this one).
Inline posting (this, IMHO is the best) is when you post replies to
specific points directly after them.
> Point 1 being replied to
Reply to point 1
> Point 2
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