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

Danil Smirnov danil at smirnov.la
Thu Apr 9 09:25:17 CEST 2015

The solutions is quite simple - use top-posting if you answering to
the very whole message or thread (like this).
It will save your time and would annoy nobody. (Don't forget to put
your signature right after your answer to show others that there is
nothing else below it from you to search for.)

Use inline posting if you want to answer to different parts of
somebody's message separately.

Why keep using one scheme only?

P.S. Never use bottom posting please... :)

2015-04-02 23:19 GMT+03:00 Mike Starr <mike at writestarr.com>:
> 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
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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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