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

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  On 10/10/10 1:55 PM, JD wrote:
>    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>
>>>>>> users mailing list
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>>>>>> Guidelines:
>>>> 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 :)
Quiz time:  Is my name on the list of contributors (actually antagonists)?

James McKenzie

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