[thelist] Please trim, please don't top post.

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sat Jul 24 05:32:23 CDT 2004


Thanks for sharing what *you* like. <sarcasm>Let's all change our habits
because Liam prefers things a certain way.</sarcasm>

a) I prefer things top-posted, because when new mail arrives, Outlook gives
me a little pop-up display (as do other mail clients) that show the first
few lines of the email, making it easier for me to see whether I should
temporarily stop what I'm currently doing to pay attention to the new email.

b) I prefer things top-posted because both my phone -and- my PDA have an
option to download only the first 1kb of an email message, and allow me to
retrieve the rest of that message if I choose. I would prefer the new
information at the top, rather than at the bottom, thus reducing the amount
of extra message text that I need to retrieve over GPRS.

So, if you could all do things the way I want -and- the way Liam wants, then
we'll both be happy, and that's all that counts.


From: "Liam Delahunty" <liam at megaproducts.co.uk>
Subject: [thelist] Please trim, please don't top post.

: Two things have began to really irk me in recent
: days/weeks with this list.
: 1. Top posting. [a]
: 2. Lack of trimming. [b]
: I prefer to see replies embedded & conversational style
: if replying to certain arguments. I want the non relevant
: parts of the previous post removed. If you're having a
: general discussion about the merits of web design or
: certain editors you can pretty much dump everything
: but a couple of lines from the previous post. Makes
: my bandwidth use & email storage smaller, its easier
: to read on my PDA

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