If you have been following the thread, it is far easier to browse the reply
if it is at the top. This is particularly true if you are sliding down the
messages list & watching in the Outlook preview window.  IMHO there is
nothing more annoying than clawing your way through untold levels of arrows
from prior forwards, looking for the reply, only to find that the previous
corespondent has tacked a ditto or thanks to the end of it.  Ideally if the
previous conversation was not important to the current post then it could be
snipped anyway.


Top posted with pride ;-)

( Heck we're are supposed to be upside down on the opposite end of the globe
so I guess we must have a right or maybe a desire to do it all arse-about
from you guys up the other end )

Cheers

Don Ingram

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Harland" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Text


> > Geoff Harland wrote:
> >
> > > > I know that you can put lines over pin names on schematic symbols to
> > > denote
> > > > an inverted signal. Can this be done on PCB part types & text
strings?
> >
> > You can, of course, place a line on the overlay layer over the text
> string.
> > It is a separate entity, and will have to be moved separately, but it
will
> get
> > the appearance you want.
> >
> > Jon Elson
>
> Actually, Sean James wrote the above, not me; I responded to a post of
his,
> and that post included what he had previously posted.
>
> Going slightly OT, other mailing lists and NewsGroups I subscribe to,
> sometimes have threads on "Top Posting" and "Bottom Posting"; apparently
> some people subscribe strongly to the view that "Top Posting" is a Very
Bad
> Thing, and as such, is something that no well-raised individual would even
> contemplate, let alone practice. (This post is using the "kosher" "Bottom
> Posting" style, in which the response is placed below the contents of the
> previous message; with "Top Posting", that sequence is reversed.)
>
> With the (officially preferred) "Bottom Posting" style, you get to read
what
> is being responded to before reading the response to it. OTOH, with "Top
> Posting" (BOO!! HISS!! :) ), if you have just finished reading a previous
> posting, you already know what the previous correspondent said, so reading
> the response to that "straight off" can save you from having to scroll
> through the contents of the post in order to read the "fresh"
contributions.
>
> However, there are some posts when it is desirable for the responses to be
> interleaved with the material being responded to, not atypically on a
> paragraph-by-paragraph basis. In that situation, the "Bottom Posting"
> protocol is indisputably appropriate (while usage of the "Top Posting"
> protocol would be indisputably *in*-appropriate in such circumstances).
> Presumably this is a significant reason why "Bottom Posting" is regarded
as
> the Right Way To (always) Do It.
>
> If anyone wants to add anything further on Internet ettiquette re email
> postings, I would suggest that this be done on the Protel OT mailing list
> (before we are requested to do so by these mailing lists' Administrator).
>
> Regards,
> Geoff Harland.
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