[Python-Dev] Top-posting on this list

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Oct 11 13:27:56 CEST 2009

Fred Drake <fdrake at gmail.com> writes:

> Most importantly, insufficient trimming makes many of us start to
> ignore threads we'd otherwise want to read more carefully or
> participate in, because the tedium of wading through all the quotes to
> make sure we catch all the content.

Absolutely. This is a significant reason to publicly, and frequently,
respond to request inline-replied, suitably-trimmed messages: to help
newcomers reading the list understand what constitutes an easy-to-read
message, and to maximise their opportunity to write messages that won't
simply be skipped as too much effort to read.

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Ben Finney

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