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From Kelven Yang <>
Subject RE: E-Mail client guidelines on the mailing list
Date Mon, 07 May 2012 23:51:49 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Huang []
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 4:44 PM
> To:
> Subject: RE: E-Mail client guidelines on the mailing list
> >> - No top-quoting, only bottom quoting or in-line
> I agree with most of these guidelines.  I can see most of them makes
> sense for plain text reading in emails/archives and on phones.  The only
> one I have a problem with is bottom-quoting.  With most email clients
> supporting threading nowadays, it is faster for readers or followers of a
> thread to do top-quoting.  I think if you have specific items that you're
> answering to then you should trim and do in-line.  This email, for
> example, to me is in-line with one item.  If you are replying to an email
> as a whole, then you should simply top-quote.  For the people who are
> reading archives, it's not too much trouble to follow in reverse but for
> people who are actively participating in a conversation, it saves a lot
> of time not to have to scroll down.
> --Alex

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