> > On Fri, Mar 19, 2004, Charles McManis clacked the keyboard to produce: > > Perhaps it isn't "logical", if you've read all the email then the quoted > > thread is just reference anyway. This is the "new stuff". I love being able > > to read mail in the preview-pane vs "next message" , jump to the bottom, > > "next message" jump to the bottom.
Maybe, if you only have one thread to deal with. But in any given day I am seeing hundreds of messages from scores of threads. Some precious but out of context tidbit is easily orphaned and becomes meaningless. ////jerry > > > > It comes down to opinion I think > > --Chuck > > > > > > On Friday 19 March 2004 09:46, Louis LeBlanc wrote: > > > On 03/19/04 09:21 AM, Joshua Lokken sat at the `puter and typed: > > > > http://www.google.com/search?q=rfc+top+posting&sourceid=mozilla-search&st > > > >art=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wow, almost every single reply to the list today was top posted. > > > > People, please know (and you must, you have to read them, too) > > > > that posting replies to the top of an email is, well, counter- > > > > intuitive, hard to follow, and goes against the general grain of > > > > RFC 1855. Please, it has been requested from many users of this > > > > list, do not top post replies, but don't stop sending them ;) > > > > > > Yes, it has been requested from many users, and quite a few have flat > > > out refused to follow this logical norm. Others simply follow the > > > precedent set in any given thread, and some few will go so far as to > > > delete the trailing messages and try to herd an already errant thread > > > in the right direction. For my part, my reply behavior depends on the > > > audience. One would think that a company with so many geeks (from > > > developers to SW architects) would tend to do this right, but not so. > > > > > > Bottom line, don't hold your breath. Unfortunately, many mail clients > > > don't show the replied email during reply composition but place it > > > below the response, and most default to replying at the top anyway. > > > Most users just don't bother to correct it when the option is there. > > > > > > I feel your pain dude. > > > > > > Lou > > > > [format broken, see above and then back down to here] > > No, it is not logical. If everyone top-posts, the email must be read in > reverse to recapture thoughts of others or points made. If twleve people > reply properly and you reply the way your `opinion' tells you too, you > have broken the path or reading, by forcing people to jump to the bottom > to refresh the last message and then back to the top to get the latest > thoughts or info. It is also quite obnoxious to review such top-posters > threads that are intermixed when looking through the archives. > > Finally, as pointed out previously, it does not follow convention. It is > much like Microsft `enhancing' an industry standard, which actually > breaks the standard. > > -- > Bob > > "Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff. And if it's > properly structured in a developmental program, children can blossom." > -Bob Keeshan aka `Captain Kangaroo' > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"