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Michael Honeyfield mike.honeyfield@x...
Fri Apr 8 17:11:38 NZST 2005

David Nicholls wrote:

>From: Bnonn [mailto:bnonn@o...] 
>Sent: Friday, 8 April 2005 3:16 pm
>Subject: Re: [wlug] Top posting
>For what it's worth, I agree, but you will find that the acceptable use 
>policy of the list has been updated to include no html email, and no top
>posting, so there you have it :)
>Help help! I'm being repressed!
>Interestingly enough, I was just doing some goooooooooooooooooogle
>research (cheers greig!), and came across a reasonably old netiqette
>article which seemed to indicate that both top *and* bottom posting were
>acceptable so long as it was clear what you were quoting and you - as
>someone else put it - didn't quote an entire email (just enough to get
>the idea/topic).  And of course interspersed is fine too.
>Most of the stuff ive found seems to indicate this, even an RFC written
>by intel in '94.
>Mostly it seems to by left to the preference of the user and community
>you are communicating with.
Not too mention that some mail clients that people use are not "bottom" 
post friendly. So enforcing a policy of bottom only, makes it harder for 
wlug's list to be accessible to those using clients like Outlook...

Like David has commented, if it is clear who you are quoting in reply, 
then top or bottom should be acceptable.

Just my 2c


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