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

Brad Rogers brad at fineby.me.uk
Thu Apr 9 19:37:31 CEST 2015

On Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:56:21 -0700
Carl Zwanzig <cpz at tuunq.com> wrote:

Hello Carl,

>(As I've opined before, IME many people consider what we might call
>inline posting to be "bottom posting". I follow language that usage.)

More and more these days, on many mailing lists, I see *real* bottom
posting(1);  Several screens of quoted text below which is added a word
or two of reply.  It's got to the stage for me that, when I see emails,
the first thing I check is the scroll bar.  If that indicates more than
two screens of text, I simply ignore it - it's rare indeed that, on a
mailing list, an email worth reading is that long.

(1)  Possibly as a result of people misusing the term when they really
mean in-line or interpolated posting.

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