Post your replies on the TOP please

Post your replies on the TOP please

Post by Lonesta » Sun, 30 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Please post replies to the top, especially if you insist on reposting the
entire article. Thank you! It is much easier to read that way.
 
 
 

Post your replies on the TOP please

Post by D Star » Sun, 30 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Quote:> Please post replies to the top, especially if you insist on reposting the
> entire article. Thank you! It is much easier to read that way.

No, Internet veterans are not suddenly going to change the accepted style of
conversation online just for you.  Learn to do it in the established format.

It would help if people would edit their quotes rather than posting entire
articles.

 
 
 

Post your replies on the TOP please

Post by Dave Martinda » Sun, 30 Apr 2000 04:00:00


>Please post replies to the top, especially if you insist on reposting the
>entire article. Thank you! It is much easier to read that way.

The established format, which is easiest to read, is to post new comments
interspersed with *minimum* sized quotes from the previous article to
provide context.  Or, if you are not going to intersperse old and new
text, just write your new text and completely delete the old text.

The current lazy practice of quoting the entire previous article and
then adding a few comments, either at the beginning or at the end, is
both wasteful and pointless.  The reader can always go back and view
the previous article if they want.  So don't quote the whole preceding
article.  Figure out how to use an editor!

If people do this, there is no issue of "top" or "bottom".

        Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Chris D. Halverso » Sun, 30 Apr 2000 04:00:00


> The current lazy practice of quoting the entire previous article and
> then adding a few comments, either at the beginning or at the end, is
> both wasteful and pointless.  The reader can always go back and view
> the previous article if they want.  So don't quote the whole preceding
> article.  Figure out how to use an editor!

Agreed. I blame MS Outlook for this horrendous practice. Before then,
everybody "knew" how to do followups and replies. None of this
"Original message" stuff, you just put your comments where they were
applicable. Nowadays it's hard to follow the replies because you loose
all sense of context.

cdh

--
Chris D. Halverson                         Complete Internet Solutions
PGP mail accepted, finger for public key   http://www.CompleteIS.com/~cdh/

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Gormle » Mon, 01 May 2000 04:00:00

I put my comments on the bottom for the following reason:

People read right to  left and  top to  bottom.  The chronological sequence of
a flowing message is top to  bottom.  If you wish to save a message for future
use and follow it's flow, it makes sense to read the message top to bottom.

I agree, however, that it is an inconvenience to scroll to  the bottom to read
a response.  That is why I try to edit out the non pertinent parts of the
quoted part that don't pertain to my response.
--
Mike Gormley
P.O. Box 205
Liberty Center, OH  43532-0205

"Full Time RV'ers currently located in:  Milford, FL"


ICQ #24425724

Web page linking to Genealogy, RV'ing & Square Dancing:

http://home.earthlink.net/~deltadd/

 
 
 

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Post by Lonesta » Mon, 01 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> No, Internet veterans are not suddenly going to change the accepted style
of
> conversation online just for you.  Learn to do it in the established

format.

How old do you have to be to be a veteran? What are the qualifications?
Looks like the veterans lost control...I don't see any "established format"
other than giving people a hard time, and you didn't fail me there...