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From Benoit Chesneau <>
Subject Re: Top posting in threads on the list's
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:03:06 GMT
On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 12:43 AM, Andy Wenk <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> just a short reminder that it is super helpful, to avoid top posting when
> replying in threads on the mailing-lists. It is very much easier to follow
> a conversation. I will not make a drama out of that but I would be happy,
> if you just keep it in mind. Always answer below the last answer :)
> Thanks and Cheers
> Andy
Just following is good.  Since many
years top posting is generally used for summarising the content of the
inline response.

      If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
      summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just
      enough text of the original to give a context.  This will make
      sure readers understand when they start to read your response.
      Since NetNews, especially, is proliferated by distributing the
      postings from one host to another, it is possible to see a
      response to a message before seeing the original.  Giving context
      helps everyone.  But do not include the entire original!

- benoit

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