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Re: Posting Guidelines: Top or bottom posting

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:52:40 -0400
Message-ID: <507EF068.9060008@w3.org>
To: Paul Irish <paul.irish@gmail.com>
CC: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

On 10/17/12 1:42 PM, Paul Irish wrote:
> I'd prefer to not take a stand for the list. It's awkward and
> discourages participation.

I am sympathetic to this, and I can live with leaving it deliberately 
unresolved.


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

Probably true.

Regards-
-Doug


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