Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> The Real Bev wrote:
>> Michael Fierro wrote:
>>> Albert ranted on about:
>>> > forgotten it. Almost nobody I know bottom post emails.
>>> I bottom post emails. All the time. No matter who I am writing to.
>> Likewise. Moreover, I remove the extranea. Newcomers always post at the
>> top because they assume, frequently erroneously, that what they have to
>> say is the most important. That being so, you'd think they'd snip all the
>> previous message contents that they're completely ignoring, but NOOOOO!
> What I do is remove the 'tail' and only quote a few relevant paragraphs at
> the top. There is nothing wrong with that and in face I find it helpful,
> to both sides. People often neglect to shorten threads. I can recall
> one-liner E-mail correspondences that mushroomed into 50k messages!! Try
> searching mail archives with one of these monsters...
There is a convention that with emails, you add to the top and with
newsgroups, you add to the bottom. I subscribe to one group as a
newsgroup, which is also available as a mailing list. Most subscribe to it
by e-mail, and follow the e-mail convention. If I add to the top of a news
article with Knode, it thinks that all the rest is signature.
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The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an
eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was