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Re: Posting Order

On 2/9/2019 10:26 AM, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2019-02-09 07:46, L A Walsh wrote:
>> That's why it is very surprising to see computer people treat
>> 'email' as a "log" instead of like a chat w/history...
> Logs can be displayed most recent first, -
usually not without a special reader.  Especially not when they are
on paper. 

Even email - if printed out...if they only top posted, only would need
to print first page or so of text, but otherwise, need to print 50+pages
(like the
support incident from hell)....

> I expect bottom posting and trimming for subscriber or volunteer groups like
> this, to respect the time and effort of those doing the work, and reduce the
> bandwidth distributed across the internet (or U
But if they don't trim, you have to download all the old stuff before
you can read the new stuff.

Say you are reading over a 1200 baud serial line and have to page through
50K of previous text...

If they don't trim, top posting would be more efficient for your line usage.

> senet if gatewayed via NNTP - 

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