[K12OSN] [OT] Why avoid html email
peter at scheie.homedns.org
Mon Mar 12 14:25:43 UTC 2007
The thing is, I *like* having the cruft at the bottom in case I want to dig back into
the history of the message. That doesn't happen frequently though, just sometimes, and
so top-posting allows me to see just the latest message in the thread. Since I follow
the list closely, this is the most efficient for me, but it may not necessarily be so
for others. Bottom posting requires me to scroll down the message to see the latest
addition to the thread. I would argue that saying everyone reads email the same way, or
should read email the same way, is presumptuous.
I do agree that html should be avoided if possible, for all the reasons given.
Daniel Bodanske wrote:
> Top posting is normally bad because the cruft at the bottom doesn't
> get edited / deleted (just like I did here as an illustration), even
> though it's not needed or wanted anymore.
> On 3/12/07, Nils Breunese <nils at breun.nl> wrote:
>> Sudev Barar wrote:
>> > Thanks Joe, This is exact type of information I needed to bring in
>> > some list discipline. I know many people may not like it, just like
>> > frowns on inline and bottom posting requests.
>> A: Because it disrupts the proper flow of reading.
>> Q: Why is top posting bad?
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