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Re: Posting Guidelines: Top or bottom posting

From: Paul Irish <paul.irish@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:42:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHSVx=-DGsnDS2cv1Rcz-0NyV3ch9Xjq-EXgWnUKRFVVOStW1w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I'd prefer to not take a stand for the list. It's awkward and discourages
participation.

Also I *love* top posting and HTML email and know folks who detest both. I
don't see a useful resolution.

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, Tobie-
>
>
> On 10/17/12 12:20 PM, Tobie Langel wrote:
>
>>
>> While on the subject of posting guidelines, are we going to take a stand
>> about bottom vs. top posting[1]... or leave it as an open question?
>>
>> [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Posting_style#Top-posting<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Top-posting>
>>
>
> I favor inline ("interleaved") or bottom posting, with liberal trimming
> (remove greetings and sigs, strip out any settled points or unnecessary
> examples).
>
> I also take care personally to make sure that my replies are "blocked
> off"... I leave one space after the text I'm replying to, and 2 spaces
> after my comments and the next quoted block.
>
>
> However, for some kinds of response, like "+1" or any kind of polling-type
> information gathering ("Tuesday works for me"), top-posting is just fine.
> It's just not great for involved responses. (In fact, I really hate
> scrolling down 50 lines of quoted text just to see a "+1" or minor comment,
> so top-posting is better there.)
>
>
> My 2 cents-
> -Doug
>
>
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