[kdepim-users] 20091102 -- Re: Kmail Paragraph Spacing

Bruce MacArthur bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Tue Nov 3 00:26:02 GMT 2009

On Monday 02 November 2009 04:22:03 pm djmills at netspace.net.au wrote:
>By the way.  I had always thought that when replying to an email the 
reply should appear above the original quoted text.  I have started to 
notice that other people such as yourself do the opposite - put the 
reply text below the original message.  You use this approach.  What can 
you tell me about the 2 choices?
> Anyone else got a comment on this?
Slightly before I joined this list (and a couple of others) I was very 
helpfully instructed to "bottom post" or to post "inline".  I have seen 
the effects of people both following and ignoring the direction I was 
given.  I now have a STRONG preference for inline or bottom posting -- 
precisely because it makes it easy for everyone to read comments in 
their intended context.

I am confident that Ingo has correctly stated the historic origins of the 
major posting styles; THAT "context" is very good to have in mind when 
discussing the topic.  And Martin was absolutely correct that response 
to this inquiry should NOT instigate a flame-war on posting styles!!!

'Nuff said?

Bruce   Mac Arthur
     bmacasuru at fastmail.us

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