[Mailman-Users] I'd prefer clients had collapsing features, not top-post; do away with mailing list digests

Mike Starr mike at writestarr.com
Thu Apr 2 22:19:56 CEST 2015

That's what it seemed to me that J.B. was expressing... that the entire 
message thread would be repeated in each response.

However, "blindly quoting the entire message" is the default with many 
email tools (other than the few that scrub everything but the text 
immediately below the respondee's signature). Click *Reply* and that's 
what you get... and that would be the same whether you top-post or 
bottom-post. I try to be very conscious of it and trim whatever's not 
necessary but I sometimes forget as well.

I'll leave the discussion now... I've seen these top-post/bottom-post 
flame wars in the past. It's just like the toilet paper top/bottom 
argument. There is no *right way* to do it. It's all a matter of 
preference with good arguments on both sides.

Best Regards,

Mike Starr, Writer
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On 4/2/2015 2:57 PM, Tanstaafl wrote:
> This would only happen if you blindly quoted the entire message.
> Not ONE 'bottom poster' (inline is more correct term) would EVER suggest
> doing that, but I do know more than one top-poster who refuses to
> acknowledge this, and submits the same tired INVALID argument as a
> reason to support their laziness.

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