[asterisk-users] Replying to Posts

John Millican john at millican.us
Thu Mar 13 12:33:21 CDT 2014

On 03/13/2014 01:13 PM, Ron Wheeler wrote:
> -1
> Prefer top posting.
> Easy to see if I want to scroll down to see if it is something 
> interesting to me.
> I get a lot of e-mails each day and scrolling wastes too much time.
> But if you have a solution to a problem that I raise, please feel free 
> to post it anywhere you like.
> On 13/03/2014 11:33 AM, A J Stiles wrote:
>> (If you want to reply to this message, this is not where your reply 
>> goes)
>> Please, for the benefit of anyone reading the archives in search of 
>> answers to
>> a question, when replying to messages on this list, can everyone try 
>> to follow
>> the natural flow of conversation?  That is, position your reply 
>> *AFTER* the
>> thing you are replying to, not before it.  You may remove quoted 
>> material in
>> order to keep the message size down, but please leave enough of it to 
>> preserve
>> context.
>> (If you want to reply to a point made in the preceding paragraph, 
>> this is
>> where your reply goes)
>> If you need to make a point-by-point argument, split up your reply --
>> inserting artificial paragraph breaks into the quoted material, if 
>> necessary --
>> so each section of your reply follows the point it is addressing.
>> (If you want to reply to a point made in the preceding paragraph, or the
>> message as a whole, this is where your reply goes)
This war comes up often, too often!  Good manors are becoming a thing of 
the past and this is a sad thing in my opinion.  It has been my 
experience that most people on this list prefer the older tried and 
tested method of bottom posting.  Makes it better for people who find 
the post later while googleing a problem they are having.  Question 
before answers.  If you feel that you do not have enough time to take 
the 1 maybe two seconds to scroll to the bottom of a post, you are way 
to busty and need to re-prioritize you activities.   Obviously this is 
just my opinion, take or leave it, your choice.
Thank You,

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