Re: ... why top-posting should be avoided... (was Re: Broken mail readers (was Re: Properly wiping a hard drive ?))

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  On 10/10/2010 01:48 PM, James McKenzie wrote:
>    On 10/10/10 1:42 PM, Sam Sharpe wrote:
>> On 10 October 2010 21:31, JD<[email protected]>   wrote:
>>>    On 10/10/2010 01:22 PM, Sam Sharpe wrote:
>>>> You forgot to mention why top-posting should be avoided...
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Sam
>>>>
>>>> On 10 October 2010 21:01, Tim<[email protected]>     wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 2010-10-10 at 09:02 -0500, Matthew J. Roth wrote:
>>>>>> I'd really appreciate it if anyone could explain why these things are
>>>>>> happening and how I could configure the Zimbra Web Client to fix them.
>>>>> You probably can't fix the threading problems, those things sound more
>>>>> like faults, or badly designed software which simply doesn't do
>>>>> everything that it should do with email.  But the long line issue may be
>>>>> a configuration option.  All the things you brought up are mentioned
>>>>> below.
>>>>>
>>>>> Threading - Mail clients insert a header, as they reply to a message,
>>>>> that indicate which message you're replying to (the in-reply-to header
>>>>> will be followed by its message id).  And add the same message id to a
>> <snip>
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>>> Perhaps the list server, when sending a final confirmation of subscription,
>>> should include this reminder (I am sure there are other reminders that
>>> everyone can think of). But this particular one has definitely caused many
>>> reply posts asking the OP to not top post.
>> Does it not send the list guidelines when you subscribe?
> Sam:
>
> No. But the link is at the bottom of every message sent out by the list
> server.
>
> James McKenzi
Well, if we take a survey of the list and ask the question,
how many will reply truthfully whether they read it or not?
I only read it once very very long ago beore I even subscribed :)
Hmmm... time for a refresher course :)


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