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RE: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:49:00 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A03317DE5@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Chris Ridpath wrote:
We could clarify exactly what is required to avoid top-posting and then
check all messages to this list to make sure they comply. Perhaps we
could exclude messages that used top-posting from the archive until they
were rewritten. Would that be a good thing?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
To: "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 4:11 PM
Subject: RE: Top-Posting And Guideline 3.1

> > we need to encourage participation, not discourage it. Such rules 
> > would serve [to] intimidate people away from posting
> Yeah, insisting that people not post 2^n quantities of text for n 
> messages is really gonna be a barrier.
> If you can't figure out how not to top-post, delete all the preceding 
> text (two keystrokes on most systems: Select All, then delete, or just

> Select All and start typing) and write from scratch.
> --
>     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
>     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
>     Expect criticism if you top-post
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