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Re: Proper sources list from Jessie > Stretch




On Sat, Jun 03, 2017 at 07:27:06PM -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
On 06/02/2017 10:41 AM, Fungi4All wrote:
Sorry for the top-post but I think it is appropriate

It is not ever appropriate, no matter what you think. Ric

I disagree. I think that top-posting is MOST appropriate when forwarding
a message. If I forward a message, I am sending it to someone who wasn't
previously part of the conversation, therefore it makes sense to preface
the message with a short introduction ("Please take a look at the
following and respond to John for me" or "John sent me this, I thought
you might enjoy it"). It gives the message some context. If you
bottom-post or interleave-post a forwarded message, then the recipient
starts reading a message which is not addressed to them and which may
make no sense without your comment.

In short, top-post for forwarded messages, no top-posting for replies.


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