[Coco] Etiquette Question
gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Mar 19 03:54:09 EDT 2012
On Monday, March 19, 2012 03:44:42 AM K. Pruitt did opine:
> What is the proper posting format for this mailing list? I see both top
> posting and bottom posting going on. I am in the habit of responding to
> email by top posting (since the recipient already knows what they wrote)
> and when posting on Usenet, etc., I bottom post (so that the reader can
> more easily follow the conversation). I'm not so sure what the proper
> etiquette is for posting to a mailing list which is email-based so I
> figured I'd just ask.
> Is there a majority preference here?
Generally we prefer either mixed, where you insert your reply where
appropriate, or bottom. Top posting, because the answers are generally
before the question, is I think ok for PM's, but when the whole list is
reading, the equivalent of standing by listening to a conversation, then I
personally prefer mixed as its much easier to "follow" the conversation.
If your email agent doesn't snip sigs, its a good idea to snip them
yourself. Ditto excessive copies of the list subscription lines. sigs are
generally defined as anything below the \n-- \n
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